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2021

Fiction

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1 ANATOMY OF A CZECH AFTERNOON
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Length: 22'
Screenwriter: Adam Martinec
Director: Adam Martinec
Producer: Ondřej Šejnoha - Studio FAMU, Breathless Films
Animator: n/a
DOP: David Hofmann
Sound: Michael Kocáb
Editor: Matěj Sláma
Production Designer: n/a
Synopsis:
The disappearance of two boys at a lake, during a scorching summer afternoon, forces us to question who we really are in the face of our own humanity.
Film and Television School / Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU) Czech Republic 101
2 MY DEAR CORPSES
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Length: 30'
Screenwriter: German Golub
Director: German Golub
Producer: Sander Lebrech, Antero Noor
Animator: n/a
DOP: Juss Saska
Sound: Siim Skepast
Editor: Kaupo Muuli
Production Designer: Kätlin Loomets
Synopsis:
Unexpectedly evicted from his house, Erki faces a difficult task to take care of his lonely mother. He’s forced to become a corpse carrier. But the situation is about to get a whole lot worse, when Erki meets his new colleague for whom it's just another day in the field.
Baltic Film, Media and Arts School, Tallinn University Estonia 61
3 WHO GOES THERE?
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Length: 24'
Screenwriter: William Gillies
Director: Astrid Thorvaldsen
Producer: Leah Bethany Jones
Animator: n/a
DOP: Graham Boonzaaier
Sound: João Fonte, Ines Adriana
Editor: Armiliah Aripin
Production Designer: Peter Coulthard
Synopsis:
1880: Three Norwegian sisters' trust is tested when a stranger appears on the prairie. When the eldest invites the man in to heal her dying sister, she doesn't realise that a supernatural force is crossing her threshold.
National FIlm and Television School (NFTS) United Kingdom 58
4 THE PUSH PINS
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Length: 22'
Screenwriter: Lisa Sallustio
Director: Lisa Sallustio
Producer: Tristan Vaslot
Animator: n/a
DOP: Hovig Hagopian
Sound: Noëmy Oraison
Editor: Charly Cancel
Production Designer: Roxane Merolle
Synopsis:
Berlioz is over-qualified and cannot find a job. In order to keep his right to unemployment insurance, he accepts a "high responsibility" job offer which consists of removing all the thumbtacks from the wall of an empty building...
La Fémis France 53
5 WHEN THE SUN SETS
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Length: 14'
Screenwriter: Phumi Morare
Director: Phumi Morare
Producer: Christine Cho
Animator: n/a
DOP: Sherry Yingying Qian
Sound: Andree Lin
Editor: Mojtaba Mirshekari
Production Designer: Waldemar Coetsee
Synopsis:
Johannesburg, 1985. A young, black nurse living in apartheid South Africa must face her worst fears when she learns that her activist, younger brother may be in danger when he doesn't return after school.
Chapman University / Dodge College of Film and Media Arts United States 45
6 HARMONIA
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Length: 27'
Screenwriter: Sam Dijkstra, Thom Lunshof
Director: Thom Lunshof
Producer: Pieter Kapteijns, Indy Kisoen, Maayke Pleijers
Animator: n/a
DOP: Amit Kumar
Sound: Burak Öztas
Editor: Pepijn Ahsmann
Production Designer: Daan Goudswaard, Emmy Rommers
Synopsis:
A mysterious voice invades a university campus. It is looking for unity and connection iq a world trapped in egoism, where everyone is pursuing their own individual goals. Simultaneously we follow Philine in her obsessive battle to earn a spot in the competition boat of the university's rowing club.
Netherlands Film Academy (NFA) Netherlands 37
7-8 BALLAST
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Length: 18'
Screenwriter: Daniel Howlid
Director: Daniel Howlid
Producer: Agata Golanska
Animator: n/a
DOP: Knut Joner
Sound: Pawel Gapiński
Editor: Piotr Ogiński
Production Designer: n/a
Synopsis:
Family meeting. Lack of adult attention, upbringing mistakes, as well as unstable emotional ties and disrupted relationships, lead a small, bored, lonely boy to destructive behaviour from which there is no turning back. Tragedy hangs by a thread...
Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School in Lodz (PWSFTViT) Poland 33
7-8 J`ADOR
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Length: 16'
Screenwriter: Tommaso Fava~Grossa, Simone Bozzelli
Director: Simone Bozzelli
Producer: Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia Production
Animator: n/a
DOP: Callum Begley
Sound: Francesco Mauro, Giorgio Borrelli
Editor: Christian Marsiglia
Production Designer: Davide Alberto Gramegna, Angelica Morelli
Synopsis:
Claudio is 15 years-old and Lauro, 16-year-oid leader of a group made of guys claiming to be fascists, is writing “J'ador” on his forehead because he smells like a little girl. Claudia wants to belong to the group and go with them to the "dinner". If he truly wants to achieve his goal, one afternoon Claudio must lose its boy scent and leam how to smell like a man.
Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia (CSC) Italy 33
9-11 BOREDOM
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Length: 19'
Screenwriter: Alica Bednáriková
Director: Alica Bednáriková
Producer: FTF VŠMU
Animator: n/a
DOP: Roman Šupej
Sound: Igor Jedinák
Editor: Katarína Koniarová
Production Designer: n/a
Synopsis:
Boredom follows a life of a young girl, Greta, who is a pathological liar. Using an unreliable narration of the story, she deceives not only the characters, but the viewer himself. This manipulative nature of hers causes an absurd chain of events, after which Greta as a character is, as she should be, completely transformed. Except she isn’t.
Academy of Performing Arts / Film and Television Faculty (VSMU) Slovakia 31
9-11 FISH LIKE US
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Length: 17'
Screenwriter: Raphaela Schmid
Director: Raphaela Schmid
Producer: Claudia Joldes
Animator: n/a
DOP: Simone Hart
Sound: Lucia Johow, Jon Geirfinnson
Editor: Philipp Mayer
Production Designer: Andrey Rutar, Lisa Ulrich
Synopsis:
As part of an unusual farewell ritual, two siblings end up at a Chinese restaurant. Both feel guilty after the recent death of their mother and find it difficult to broach the subject. At another table a father improves his daughter's homework, at the next a date goes wrong, and somewhere in between, the server's collar bursts. Though the tables are close together, the siblings hardly notice the little dramas taking place.
Film Academy Vienna (UMDK) Austria 31
9-11 JULIET
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Length: 15'
Screenwriter: Wilandrea Blair
Director: Irina
Producer: Katherine May
Animator: n/a
DOP: Sarah Anne Pierpont
Sound: Thomas Ouziel
Editor: Anna Khusnutdinova
Production Designer: Danna McDonald
Synopsis:
A transgender teenager battles prejudice and her own self-doubt to audition for the female lead in her high school’s play.
American Film Institute Conservatory (AFI) United States 31
12-13 NEURIM
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Length: 30'
Screenwriter: Shaylee Atary
Director: Shaylee Atary
Producer: Yahav Winner
Animator: n/a
DOP: Omer Weiss
Sound: Rotem Dror
Editor: Noa Gottesman
Production Designer: Etelle Ebner
Synopsis:
A strange awkward relationship develops between Orr, a 30-year-old wheelchair user after an injury, and her new physiotherapist that brings new breezes of desire to her daily routine rehabilitation at her mother’s house.
The Steve Tisch School of Film and Television (TAU) Israel 30
12-13 WILDFLOWERS • THE CHILDREN OF NEVER
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Length: 25'
Screenwriter: Ammen Ogedengbe
Director: Ammen Ogedengbe
Producer: RITCS – Brussels - Belgium
Animator: n/a
DOP: Charlie Speeckaert
Sound: Feras Daouk
Editor: Nick Read
Production Designer: Ellen Brock
Synopsis:
During an otherwise boring summer holiday, a new girl, Willow, tries to find her way around in a special boarding school. She learns to come to terms with her turbulent past. When she meets the other residents and tries to make friends, she finds out that there’s more to them that binds them together. Her dark past has found its place.
Royal Institute for Theatre, Cinema and Sound (RITCS) Belgium 30
14 IN THE WOODS
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Length: 17'
Screenwriter: Sara Grgurić
Director: Sara Grgurić
Producer: Mihael Šandro, Sara Grgurić, Suzana Erbežnik (Academy of Dramatic Art Zagreb)
Animator: n/a
DOP: Frane Pamić
Sound: Dino Ljuban
Editor: Marko Klajić
Production Designer: Frane Pamić, Sara Grgurić
Synopsis:
Sasš and Filip are going to Gorski Kotar during the lockdown. Saša finally has time to realize how she really feels.
Academy of Dramatic Art Zagreb (ADU) Croatia 28
15 SUMMER SHADE
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Length: 16'
Screenwriter: Shira Haimovici
Director: Shira Haimovici
Producer: Yuli Shiloach, Adam Robinson
Animator: n/a
DOP: Tamas Apor Meder
Sound: n/a
Editor: n/a
Production Designer: Michal Bergman, Maya Ratmansky
Synopsis:
On a hot summer’s day, mischievous teenager Gal takes a dip in her favourite nearby pool and unexpectedly encounters a group of Hasidic boys.
London Film School (LFS) United Kingdom 27
16 SUNNIES
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Length: 11'
Screenwriter: Ismail Khan
Director: Ismail Khan
Producer: Skye Leon
Animator: n/a
DOP: James Ward Miller
Sound: Sean Doyle
Editor: Alexander Cox
Production Designer: Sharna Graham
Synopsis:
After roaming the streets of his neighbourhood one morning, Malcolm, a troubled and somewhat delinquent teen, decides to steal a pair of sunglasses from the local shops - an act that is later revealed to be part of a much bigger plan.
Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) Australia 26
17 NO
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Length: 16'
Screenwriter: Bruno Manguen
Director: Bruno Manguen
Producer: Academy of Media Art Cologne, Bruno Manguen, Alexander Pauckner, Francisco Torregrosa
Animator: n/a
DOP: Alexander Pauckner
Sound: Pamela Casasa
Editor: Bruno Manguen, Francisco Juarez
Production Designer: Juan Trujillo
Synopsis:
Frida and Emiliano are having an affair. After spending a wild evening together he asks for more than she is willing.
Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM) Germany 25
18-19 FOR ROSA
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Length: 21'
Screenwriter: Kathryn Boyd-Batstone
Director: Kathryn Boyd-Batstone
Producer: Ahsley N. Flores, Sabrina Ehlert
Animator: n/a
DOP: Hark Xu
Sound: Sergio Diaz
Editor: Romina Rey
Production Designer: Rachael Garcia
Synopsis:
For Rosa is inspired by the Madrigal Ten, a group of women who were ten of Latinas sterilized without consent while giving birth at Los Angeles County USC Medical Center during the 1970s.
University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts (USC) United States 22
18-19 REINA
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Length: 19'
Screenwriter: Ozan Mermer
Director: Ozan Mermer
Producer: Mariella Santibáñez
Animator: n/a
DOP: J. Daniel Ziiniga
Sound: Julian Riegl
Editor: Sofia Angelina Machado
Production Designer: Tihui Arau Méndez, Edgar Larrabaquio
Synopsis:
Lola celebrates her 15th birthday, her Quinceanera. The night before, an unexpected encounter puts an end to her protected childhood.
University of Television and Film Munich (HFF) Germany 22
20 WE WILL BE THE GREATEST
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Length: 20'
Screenwriter: Jelena Vujovic
Director: Jelena Vujovic
Producer: Filippo Bonacci
Animator: n/a
DOP: Noah Frey
Sound: Alban Schelbert
Editor: Jelena Vujovic
Production Designer: Viviane Rapp
Synopsis:
Synopsis: Kosovo 1998: When Dunja, a young Serbian woman, finds out that she's pregnant she decides to run away to her aunt in Switzerland. Amir, her secret Albanian boyfriend, promises to follow as soon as possible. In Switzerland and heavily pregnant she is suddenly unable to reach him anymore. Without knowing what has happened to him, her contractions start.
Zurich University of the Arts / Department of Performing Arts and Film (ZHdK) Switzerland 20
21 ONE ELEVATOR APART
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Length: 27'
Screenwriter: Pavla Kotova, Chris Zahariev
Director: Chris Zahariev
Producer: Prof.Dr. Stanislav Semerdjiev
Animator: n/a
DOP: Anastas Shipkov, Rosen Tihov
Sound: Taraleshta, Lili Ivanova
Editor: Danail Kolev
Production Designer: Elis Vely
Synopsis:
Yuli and Pavel, two best friends, both studying to become policemen are forced into a private investigation. The suspects are all of the neighbors.
National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts (NATFA) Bulgaria 19
22 I AM
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Length: 27'
Screenwriter: Florens Huhn
Director: Jerry Hoffmaann
Producer: Stella Flicker (Creative Producer)
Animator: n/a
DOP: Lena Katharina Krause
Sound: Stephan Radom
Editor: Julia Kovalenko
Production Designer: Iris Trescher-Lorenz
Synopsis:
One day, the withdrawn Noé finds a motionless android in the forest, takes it with her and reactivates it. It's the beginning of a strange relationship. Far too late, Noé realizes that the android is about to copy her personality.
Hamburg Media School (HMS) Germany 17
23-26 iHUMAN
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Length: 15'
Screenwriter: Niko Sjöholm
Director: Satu-Lotta Rannisto
Producer: Petra Kinnunen
Animator: VFX Supervisor: Jukka Kiiski
DOP: Sonja Tolonen
Sound: n/a
Editor: n/a
Production Designer: n/a
Synopsis:
Mankind is approaching devastation caused by overpopulation and famine. The gray and melancholic everyday life takes a turn when the big company Lemon introduces its new product called iHuman. This devive is meant to save the nation and allow everyone to experience what true freedom really is.
Turku University of Applied Sciences (TUAS) Arts Academy / Degree Programme in Film and Media Finland 16
23-26 POST LOVE
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Length: 11'
Screenwriter: Ryan Mortell, Max Barry
Director: Max Barry
Producer: Erik Scarsella
Animator: n/a
DOP: Tiernan O`Raurke
Sound: John Cooney
Editor: Barra O`Connor
Production Designer: Evelyn Hassett
Synopsis:
Three eldery women from the west of Ireland rob past offices to break free from their nursing homes.
National Film School / Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) Ireland 16
23-26 SLACKER
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Length: 22'
Screenwriter: Nikita Popov
Director: Nikita Popov
Producer: Mikhail Abramyan
Animator: Fedor Makarov
DOP: Petr Vorontsov
Sound: Varvara Frolova
Editor: Nikita Popov
Production Designer: Sofia Tutunnik
Synopsis:
Petya is a carefree young man from Moscow. Within one day he goes through a test of friendship, love experience and, finally, realizes the need for change.
Russian State University of Сinematography n.a. S.Gerasimov VGIK Russia 16
23-26 STAGNANT WATER
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Length: 19'
Screenwriter: Coraline Zorea
Director: Coraline Zorea
Producer: Tamar Birger
Animator: n/a
DOP: Tal Ninyo
Sound: n/a
Editor: Coraline Zorea
Production Designer: n/a
Synopsis:
Dvora is a 17-year-old girl who refuses to leave her job in the kibbutz fish farm, even though she promised to return to school. Her last day at work intensifies her fear of life outside of water.
Sam Spiegel Film and Television School Jerusalem (JSFS) Israel 16
27 BALLAST
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Length: 16'
Screenwriter: Jesse Gilbert
Director: Jesse Gilbert
Producer: Kalyani Pathak, Jesse Gilbert
Animator: n/a
DOP: Yash Suda
Sound: Chris Lipscombe
Editor: Sarah Stock
Production Designer: Jesse Gilbert
Synopsis:
Ballast tells the story of Michael, a man living in the rural west of Ireland. In his self-imposed isolation, he spends his days building something in his workshop with only his dog for companionship. When his life is again shattered Michael must finish building the means to escape the pains of his existence.
Northern Film School / Leeds Beckett University (NFS/LBU) United Kingdom 14
28-30 EVERYTHING IN ITS RIGHT PLACE
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Length: 22'
Screenwriter: Nađa Petrović
Director: Nikola Stojanović
Producer: Nikola Stojanović, Nađa Petrović, Mladen Teofilović, Tijana Savić
Animator: n/a
DOP: Mladen Teofilović
Sound: Jana Baljak
Editor: Nikola Stojanović
Production Designer: Timna Tomiša, Nikola Stojanović
Synopsis:
Jovana, a single, working-class mother, wants to spend her birthday with her daughter Sara, but her plans are ruined when Sara invites her father to come.
Faculty of Dramatic Arts (FDU) Serbia 13
28-30 NESTING
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Length: 20'
Screenwriter: Petra Koivula
Director: Siiri Halko
Producer: Aino Niemi
Animator: n/a
DOP: Ari Virem
Sound: Ossi Oikari
Editor: Saara Välimäki
Production Designer: Aki Tarkka
Synopsis:
Nesting is a story about Veikka (20), who is about to leave his work place, a construction site owned by Kari (50), to start a new life in the big city. Veikka thinks the goodbyes will go smoothly, but a rare situation appears: there’s a baby in the crane. The surprising problem is an annoyance at first, but in the end it allows communication between the employees in a way that has been difficult in the past.
Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture / ELO Film School Helsinki Finland 13
28-30 THE CUCKOOS
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Length: 27'
Screenwriter: Marhaba Israyil
Director: Marhaba Israyil
Producer: Chen Liang, Fang Gangli
Animator: n/a
DOP: Chen Ke
Sound: Li Zhikun, Liu Yifan
Editor: Emetjan Memet
Production Designer: Shen Yi
Synopsis:
Zeynep went to the countryside to see the cuckoo mentioned in the legend related to her name. Here, she met a boy named Ekper, and chose to believe in him regardless of everyone's rumors. However, the loss of an earring broke the relationship between the two. Before leaving, Zeynep went to look for Bayer in the woods.
Beijing Film Academy (BFA) China 13
31-33 HOW TO LOVE YOU
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Length: 15'
Screenwriter: Bridgette Ong
Director: Bridgette Ong
Producer: Lee Yu Han, T. Pravin
Animator: n/a
DOP: Javen Leong
Sound: Jethro Caniedo
Editor: Jethro Caniedo
Production Designer: Sarah Ann Sim
Synopsis:
How To Love You is about the struggle of a mother from an Asian household when she discovers the sexuality of her daughter.
Ngee Ann Polytechnic / School of Film & Media Studies Singapore 12
31-33 ONCE UPON A TIME
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Length: 9'
Screenwriter: Wong Man Kit Alex
Director: Ho Nok Lam Rosany
Producer: Leung Hoi Yee Jill
Animator: n/a
DOP: Chung Yiu Hei Ray
Sound: Seto Ka Long CLong,Chan Ching Hei Samson
Editor: Lau Yik Tung Teresa
Production Designer: n/a
Synopsis:
Once upon a time, there is a man named Cheung. More or less, Cheung lived a mundane, uneventful life. But one day, out of nowhere, the voice of a narrator emerged from Cheung's ear, describing everything that Cheung do or say, as if a story was being told. Cheung couldn't help but wonder, is it just the day-to-day feeling of mundaneness getting to his head.
Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts / School of Film and Television (HKAPA) Hong Kong 12
31-33 RUSHES
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Length: 6'
Screenwriter: Andreas Kouba
Director: Clara Zoë My-Linh von Arnim
Producer: Clara Zoë My-Linh von Arnim
Animator: n/a
DOP: Raban Jakob Friedrich
Sound: n/a
Editor: Simon Adegbenro
Production Designer: n/a
Synopsis:
Early morning in the Bavarian woods. Christoph sits next to his mother on a high seat. While she is aiming at a deer, Christoph tries to make up his mind. He's had the plan to come out to her, but this really doesn't seem like the best time.
German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB) Germany 12
34-36 A THRUSH FLAPPING ITS WINGS AGAINST THE WIND
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Length: 16'
Screenwriter: Alexandre Haldemann
Director: Alexandre Haldemann
Producer: Nicolas Wadimoff (HEAD – Genève)
Animator: n/a
DOP: Alexandre Haldemann
Sound: Marie Gasser
Editor: Alexandre Haldemann
Production Designer: Alexandre Haldemann
Synopsis:
LUIS, a young worker in a farm is helping VASCO to chop an enormous quantity of wood before winter, meanwhile his wife in Portugal is about to give birth.
Film Department/cinéma du réel - Geneva School of Art and Design (HEAD) Switzerland 11
34-36 CHINESE WALL
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Length: 17'
Screenwriter: Santiago Barzi
Director: Santiago Barzi
Producer: Universidad del Cine
Animator: n/a
DOP: Julián Bustelo Drovandi
Sound: Facundo Iair Sasson
Editor: Delfina Mosconi
Production Designer: Constanza Schmidt
Synopsis:
Fernando receives some baffling news which upset him profusely, but when he shares them with his loved ones, their reactions are not as he expected. An odd debate ensues, affecting everyone involved.
Universidad del Cine (UCINE) Argentina 11
34-36 CHORDS
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Length: 21'
Screenwriter: José Antonio De la Torre Vega
Director: José Antonio De la Torre Vega
Producer: Víctor Ángel Valladolid Contreras
Animator: n/a
DOP: Amaury Velasco
Sound: Jonathan Sánchez
Editor: Leticia Paola Gómez Morales
Production Designer: Sidney Rodríguez
Synopsis:
A retired professor encounters a long lost love.
University of Guadalajara / Image and Sound Department Mexico 11
37-40 AJOTIN
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Length: 21'
Screenwriter: Muhammed Seyyid Yıldız
Director: Muhammed Seyyid Yıldız
Producer: Matias Mario Contini
Animator: n/a
DOP: Hou Yue
Sound: Umut Can Döven
Editor: Mehmet Ali Kanat
Production Designer: Chen Feng
Synopsis:
An illegal Kurdish refugee is a night watchman in a carpark. When the car of his dreams appears it brings him back to life and, on impulse, he takes it for a ride. Where will this journey take him?
London College of Communication United Kingdom 10
37-40 PAPA
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Length: 25'
Screenwriter: Tatev Mkrtchyan
Director: Tatev Mkrtchyan
Producer: Tsovinar Mkrtchyan
Animator: n/a
DOP: n/a
Sound: n/a
Editor: n/a
Production Designer: n/a
Synopsis:
Beekeeper Varuzh has been saving money for a whole year to pay his daughter’s tuition fee for her studies abroad. The day he was to send her the money, he found out he was robbed?
St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television (SPUFT) Russia 10
37-40 SEURUM
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Length: 16'
Screenwriter: Marcell Farkas, Eszter Kajlik
Director: Marcell Farkas
Producer: UNIVERSITY OF THEATRE AND FILM ARTS, HUNGARY
Animator: n/a
DOP: Marcell Csillag
Sound: Janka Kovacs
Editor: Zsuzsanna Papp
Production Designer: Gabriella Csoma, Bori Zatykó
Synopsis:
Peter, a sugar addict, gets into a fight with Zoli. his brother one night. Afterwards his brother refuses to inject Peter's insulin for him. Then, Peter meets a stranger throwing rocks through the windows in the suburb and he decides to join her until dawn.
Színház- és Filmművészeti Egyetem Hungary 10
37-40 TO BELONG TO
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Length: 29'
Screenwriter: Tran Thi Ha Trang
Director: Tran Thi Ha Trang
Producer: Tran Thi Ha Trang
Animator: n/a
DOP: Duong Minh Thai
Sound: n/a
Editor: Tran Thi Ha Trang
Production Designer: Do Thang, Pham Phuong Hue
Synopsis:
About a man died in the flood season. A family wonder how to bury him; whether obey the family's rule or the village's custom.
Hanoi Academy of Theatre and Cinema Vietnam 10
41-44 BREATHE
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Length: 26'
Screenwriter: Paul Vincent de Lestrade
Director: Paul Vincent de Lestrade
Producer: Laurent Gross
Animator: n/a
DOP: Julien De Keukeleire
Sound: Victor Crestani
Editor: Clara Tassier
Production Designer: n/a
Synopsis:
An opportunity arises for Nina, a 19 years-old athlete, when her teammate suddenly quits and she is offered the opportunity to try out for the national athletics team in the hope of competing in the European Athletics Junior Championship. Her inclination to take on a challenge and her obsessive search for perfection will end up pushing her to accept a task that will push her way beyond her limits.
INSAS Belgium 9
41-44 COUSINS WAIT
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Length: 20'
Screenwriter: Marina Nerea Malchiodi, Vicente Moreno Acuña
Director: Marina Nerea Malchiodi
Producer: Andrés Prego
Animator: n/a
DOP: Candela Martín
Sound: Victoria Zhong
Editor: Santiago Ledesma
Production Designer: Vicente Moreno Acuña
Synopsis:
Paula, Santiago, Lucía and Nicolás decide to stay at their recently deceased grandmother's house while the rest of the adults are at her funeral. Old games, new questions and the absence that still beats between the walls lead the cousins to new ways to deal with their loss.
Universidad de Buenos Aires / Diseño de Imagen y Sonido FADU (UBA) Argentina 9
41-44 LOVE CLUB
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Length: 18'
Screenwriter: Anna McGuchin
Director: Snns McGuchin
Producer: Freya Brunning
Animator: n/a
DOP: Lachlan Marshall
Sound: Zali Capel
Editor: Joshua Fearn
Production Designer: : Miljana Miljevic
Synopsis:
Exploring life after sexual assault, Love Club, follows 22 year old, Luce Jones on a peculiar and heartfelt journey of acceptance. With a pattern of destroying the hearts of her partners, in particular, the intelligent and sweet Tim, the film finds Luce in “Love Club”.
Griffith Film School (GFS) Australia 9
41-44 PIN UP
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Length: 27'
Screenwriter: TSAI Chi Min
Director: TSAI Chi Min
Producer: Wang Ling Chun
Animator: n/a
DOP: LEE Ling
Sound: LIN Yo Ting
Editor: HSU Chun Cheng, TSAI Chi Min
Production Designer: WEN Zhi-Ching
Synopsis:
The day, the trouble-maker Ya-Ting who is lodging in their house will be taken home by her dad,so Pei-Hsuan will have a perfect birthday.
National Taiwan University of Arts (NTUA) Taiwan 9
45-50 BREAKTIME
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Length: 17'
Screenwriter: Martin Bytriansky
Director: Martin Bytriansky
Producer: Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Alexandra Straková
Animator: VFX supervisor: Vojtěch Kaleta
DOP: Jakub Gallo
Sound: Lukáš Klinec
Editor: Lukáš Vích
Production Designer: Martin Bytriansky
Synopsis:
Lory, a qirl interested in modern games, gets the opportunity to meet again her dead father in Virtual Reality, where an unpleasant surprise awaits her.
Tomas Bata University in Zlín / Faculty of Multimedia Communications (TBU) Czech Republic 8
45-50 ÉCHAPPÉ
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Length: 17'
Screenwriter: Rebecca Walters, Brandon Rieff
Director: Rebecca Walters
Producer: Brandon Rieff, Julia Lofton Walpole
Animator: n/a
DOP: Rachel Schattle
Sound: Joe Linford
Editor: Joe Linford
Production Designer: Shelby Grzech
Synopsis:
When faced with the opportunity for a solo performance, an aging dancer must question whether her moral compass and personal integrity are important enough to stand up to a choreographer's unwanted sexual advances.
University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) United States 8
45-50 EQUAL
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Length: 11'
Screenwriter: Je-in Lee
Director: Je-in Lee
Producer: Insu Park
Animator: n/a
DOP: Soo-yeon Kim
Sound: Seong-wook Jang
Editor: Hye-seung Lee
Production Designer: Sung-soo Kim
Synopsis:
As the teacher's bell rings, students move in unison and take a syringe which symbolizes the education system. When the bell rings again, students are injected with a syringe through their arm. Saena behaves the same as others, but she gradually becomes skeptical about the system. Saena panics at her being unable to do anything unless directed. The teacher notices this abnormal behavior and approaches Saena...
KUMA South Korea 8
45-50 SPARE PARTS
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Length: 25'
Screenwriter: Niva Ehrlich, Sandra Schroder
Director: Niva Ehrlich
Producer: Zakaria Rahmani
Animator: n/a
DOP: Leander Buge
Sound: Max Rodegra
Editor: Maria Hartig
Production Designer: Jan Zinn, Franziska Hoh
Synopsis:
Seven-year-old Lina (Julia Kovacs) urgently needs a new heart. But she definetly does not want one from a dead child! In a junkyard, she looks for parts to build herself a heart. On this trip, she meets nine-year-old Kalle (Gavrilo Arnautovic). A film about true friends, trust and the liberating feeling of letting go.
ifs internationale filmschule köln Germany 8
45-50 TERREPIANE
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Length: 21'
Screenwriter: Thomas Tattarletti
Director: Thomas Tattarletti
Producer: Domenico Lucchini
Animator: n/a
DOP: Alice Priante
Sound: Alice Pischetola
Editor: Aura Caruso
Production Designer: Petra Barchi
Synopsis:
The strange day of an unemployed man who just wanted to iron cloths. Instead: harassing phone calls, a mysterious woman obsessively asking for ten minutes of his time, a semi-erotic phone call that the man seems to refuse, an estranged marriage, a disappeared cat and a weird but charming high school girl who may not even exist.
Academy of Audiovisual Sciences (CISA) Switzerland 8
45-50 THE DEER HUNTING
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Length: 22'
Screenwriter: Andrei Olănescu
Director: Andrei Olănescu
Producer: Roxana Văduva
Animator: n/a
DOP: Cătălin Rugină
Sound: Alexandru Milies
Editor: Alexandru Văduva
Production Designer: Miruna Croitoru
Synopsis:
A young man meets his father for the first time in 22 years during a hunting trip. While waiting for the prey, they get to know each other. Everything seems normal, until the son starts to ask some taboo questions about his father's violent past, trying to find the real reason of his parent's divorce.
National University of Theatre and Film (UNATC) Romania 8
51-54 AT NIGHT WE FLY
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Length: 17'
Screenwriter: Gert-Jan Verdeyen, Arne De Loore
Director: Gert-Jan Verdeyen
Producer: Gert-Jan Verdeyen, LUCA SCHOOL OF ARTS
Animator: n/a
DOP: Charlie Speeckaert
Sound: Laurent Martin, Thomas Guillaume
Editor: Lawrence Paul Foley, Sarah-Lou Coeurnelle
Production Designer: n/a
Synopsis:
Three non-binary friends experience a night together in which they lose themselves in an artificial bubble of their own making.
LUCA School of Arts (LUCA) Belgium 7
51-54 I WAS MAX
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Length: 21'
Screenwriter: Lukas Kacinauskas
Director: Lukas Kacinauskas
Producer: Laura Vrubliauskaitė
Animator: n/a
DOP: Meida Lileikytė
Sound: Mindaugas Juška
Editor: Lukas Kacinauskas
Production Designer: Deimantė Krutulytė
Synopsis:
Max goes on a date with another guy, Tadas, whom he met online. Max feels uncomfortable and timid so Tadas decides to act on his own initiative. Max feels torn between his feelings and Tadas’ pressure. Eventually he breaks down and reveals his true identity.
Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (LMTA) Lithuania 7
51-54 WATER
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Length: 15'
Screenwriter: Santiago Zermeño
Director: Santiago Zermeño
Producer: Production Director: Paulina Villavicencio
Animator: n/a
DOP: Ángel Jara Taboada
Sound: Óscar Victoria
Editor: David Torres, Santiago Zermeño
Production Designer: Lau Charles
Synopsis:
Camilo fears revealing his sexual preference, when he feels contronted to do so he must decide between violence and isolation.
Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica, A.C. (CCC) Mexico 7
51-54 WHO BURIES AN AFGHAN
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Length: 22'
Screenwriter: Javid Sina
Director: Javid Sina
Producer: Javid Sina
Animator: n/a
DOP: Fredrik Fridlund
Sound: Anders billing vive
Editor: Javid Sina
Production Designer: Javid Sina
Synopsis:
Two refugee siblings are separated in different parts of the world. This forces them, due to the pandemic, to share their grief of their mother's death through an online call. In their grief, long kept secrets unfold and threatens their relation.
HDK-Valand Sweden 7
55-59 3C48
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Length: 24'
Screenwriter: Vamsi Telugu
Director: Vamsi Telugu
Producer: Bhupendra Kainthola
Animator: n/a
DOP: Kumaraa Swaamy P
Sound: Aditya Singh
Editor: Raviraj Murmu
Production Designer: Srinivas Kalinga
Synopsis:
An ordinary day in a remote corner of the World. Bob(72), an estranged radio astronomer on his daily routine looking for signs of life in outer space, receives a call about ill-health of his wife. Aadya(26), photojournalist on her assignment, visits Shabana(65), who works in the crop field, stays alone with her granddaughter due to growing intolerance in the locale. As the day passes they find extreme personal forgotten inner journeys of love, relationships, anxieties triggered by coincidental encounters and their longing intensifies.
Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) India 6
55-59 AGAINST THE CURRENT
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Length: 16'
Screenwriter: Ariane Vallin
Director: Ariane Vallin
Producer: ENS Louis-Lumiere
Animator: n/a
DOP: Ariane Vallin
Sound: Louise Lagabbe
Editor: n/a
Production Designer: Clemence Touzet
Synopsis:
By the years they spent together, Charlie and Rachel built a common life and way of thinking. One morning, while many people have to leave their home because of a natural disaster, Charlie and Rachel are pulled apart with no way to contact each other. They start to grow apart.
ENS Louis-Lumière France 6
55-59 ANNUAL DAY
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Length: 30'
Screenwriter: Pratik Thakare
Director: Pratik Thakare
Producer: Ruchika Gupta, Kunal Shashikant Ahirrao
Animator: n/a
DOP: Saravanamaruthu Soundarapandi
Sound: Mohit Shankar
Editor: Shweta Kamat
Production Designer: n/a
Synopsis:
The annual day function in a school evokes latent aspirations in three feisty teenagers who want to seize the day like there's no tomorrow.
Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI) India 6
55-59 MY BROTHER
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Length: 22'
Screenwriter: Daniel Yang, Shreela Agarwal
Director: Shreela Agarwal
Producer: Wong Jade Xin
Animator: n/a
DOP: Charis Yeo
Sound: Chan Soo Chee
Editor: Tejaswi Annadevara
Production Designer: Trudy Gold Lukamto
Synopsis:
Ram, undocumented Indian-Muslim immigrant is working in the cemetery alongside a young, illegal Indonesian immigrant trying to make ends meet in Singapore.
Puttnam School of Film & Animation / LASALLE College of the Arts (LCA) Singapore 6
55-59 QUIET ON SET
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Length: 25'
Screenwriter: Natasha Luttjeboer
Director: Jessica Teixeira
Producer: Ore Ajewole
Animator: n/a
DOP: Samantha Sabatelli
Sound: Natasha Luttjeboer
Editor: Unathi Mkhize
Production Designer: Siobhan Venter
Synopsis:
When Ria, a young, female sound designer, still finding her footing in the industry overhears the director harassing the lead actress, she must choose between her career and her morals.
South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance (AFDA) South Africa 6
60-63 JÖKULL
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Length: 24'
Screenwriter: Axel Frans Gústavsson, Ingvar Örn Arngeirsson
Director: Axel Frans Gústavsson
Producer: Maria Araceli de Quintana
Animator: n/a
DOP: Öttar Andri Öttarsson
Sound: Gunnar Blondal
Editor: Axel Frans Gústavsson, Ingvar Örn Arngeirsson
Production Designer: Axel Frans Gústavsson
Synopsis:
After attempting to take his own life, Jokull is committed to rehabilitation center. There he meets a young woman who brings joy back to his life.
Icelandic Film School (IFS) Iceland 5
60-63 MORPHO
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Length: 13'
Screenwriter: Asya Shchuplova
Director: Asya Shchuplova
Producer: Sofia Baitman
Animator: n/a
DOP: Alexandra Amelina
Sound: Yulia Vasilyeva
Editor: Asya Shchuplova
Production Designer: Appolinaria Bulgakova
Synopsis:
A young scientist who grew up far beyond the solar system arrives on the once-ruined planet Earth, in search of life. This expedition reveals to the scientist shocking historical details that will change his life.
GITR FILM & TELEVISION SCHOOL Russia 5
60-63 ROCKET SHIP
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Length: 18'
Screenwriter: Mathias Choo
Director: Mathias Choo
Producer: Peh Jia Qi
Animator: n/a
DOP: Vanessa Tan
Sound: Arinah Sham
Editor: Wong King Lam
Production Designer: Tong Xu Han
Synopsis:
In the days leading to the annual mid-autumn-festival celebrations, 10-year-old Samuel is on a mission to salvage his parent’s marriage by recreating a fond memory that they share as a family. As the date of filing draws closer, Samuel is pressured and challenged to carry out his ambitious scheme, and in the process, gains an important life lesson that would forever alter his outlook on life.
Nanyang Technological University Singapore 5
60-63 THE VELVETEEN RABBIT
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Length: 8'
Screenwriter: Batuhan Buldu
Director: Rüya Neşe
Producer: Batuhan Buldu
Animator: Alara Nil Seler
DOP: Alara Nil Seler
Sound: Batuhan Buldu
Editor: Batuhan Buldu
Production Designer: Rüya Neşe
Synopsis:
A boy is given a toy rabbit for Christmas. The toy wants to become real. It learns that love can slowly make it real, but at a cost. As the toy bonds with the boy it deteriorates, until one day it is thrown out.
Bilkent University Turkey 5
64-73 ANA
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Length: 14'
Screenwriter: María Mondragón
Director: María Mondragón
Producer: Paulina Aguado, María Mondragón
Animator: n/a
DOP: Jacobo Salame
Sound: Jordy Ulloa
Editor: Daniela Arreola
Production Designer: Michelle Saimar, Alejandra Malvido
Synopsis:
Three twelve-year-old girls protagonize a coming of age that takes place in a summer camp. After a kiss, that seems like a playful act, Ana begins to discover an undeniable feeling of attraction for Carlota, her best friend. Julia, motivated by teenage envy, annoys and pressures Ana to confess her feelings for Carlota.
Universidad Iberoamericana Mexico City (IBERO) Mexico 4
64-73 CLEBARDS
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Length: 23'
Screenwriter: Chloé Duponchelle
Director: Chloé Duponchelle
Producer: IAD - Mediadiffusion
Animator: n/a
DOP: Antoine Labadie
Sound: Olivier Jamez
Editor: Rémy Monti
Production Designer: n/a
Synopsis:
Annie, lost in the countryside, is looking for her cat. She meets two local boys who decide to help her. Together, they are like stray dogs.
Institut des Arts de Diffusion (IAD) Belgium 4
64-73 GOWRIPURAM
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Length: 20'
Screenwriter: PV Avinash Varma
Director: PV Avinash Varma
Producer: Annapurna College of Film and Media
Animator: n/a
DOP: EJ Josh
Sound: Varun Arsid
Editor: Chiranth K
Production Designer: Shiva Kumar Macha
Synopsis:
Told from the perspective of Nani, a young boy, we witness the story of the boy's father the village head, who is torn between love for his daughter and a superstitious group of villagers who going by the advice of a self-proclaimed godman, want to extract her blood and pour it over a tulsi plant over an extended period of time. As the girl's health deteriorates, Nani comes up with a clever plan to satisfy the villagers' superstitious demands as well as save his own sister.
Annapurna College of Film and Media India 4
64-73 HUMONGOUS
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Length: 12'
Screenwriter: Ayako Suzuki
Director: Ayako Suzuki
Producer: Kota Yamazaki
Animator: n/a
DOP: Muqeddes Muxter
Sound: Ma Minghong
Editor: Dong Jing
Production Designer: Zhao Ruiyao
Synopsis:
Eiko has repeated flashbacks from childhood. In that place where she is enveloped by a huge noise, a boy starts running and Eiko falls off a swing. Are they memories or dreams, or are they the present day, or do they belong to someone else. The sound expands. That's really something huge.
Tokyo University of the Arts, Graduate School of Film and New Media Japan 4
64-73 OSCAR
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Length: 19'
Screenwriter: Lupo Cerutti, Pietro Demartini
Director: Riccardo Copreni
Producer: Civica Scuola di Cinema, Luchino Visconti (MCSC)
Animator: n/a
DOP: Alessandro Tempestini
Sound: Carolina Stichter, Andrea Serventi, Alessandro Lattante
Editor: Davide Ferrari, Leonardo Landeo
Production Designer: n/a
Synopsis:
A middle age mother, after many incertainties, introduces her new partner to her son, Oscar, who's just completed a trans-species path.
Milan City Film School Luchino Visconti (MCSC) Italy 4
64-73 PRELUDE
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Length: 18'
Screenwriter: Lucas Mazzoni
Director: Lucas Mazzoni
Producer: Maximiliano Minetti
Animator: n/a
DOP: Camila Costa
Sound: Diego Bertolini
Editor: Diego Bertolini
Production Designer: Sebastián Gil
Synopsis:
A son and a father in a secluded storm.
Film School of Uruguay (ECU) Uruguay 4
64-73 SEEDS
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Length: 16'
Screenwriter: Simon McWilliam
Director: Simon McWilliam
Producer: Edward Foo
Animator: n/a
DOP: Francis Healy Wood
Sound: Jennifer Aldred
Editor: Bridget Webster
Production Designer: Lin Kerr
Synopsis:
Nelson receives a mixed response from those around him when he tells them that he wants to plant his feet and grow into nature. As Nelson and his body struggle to resist this calling, both his friend and father struggle to come to terms with what they think is 'unnatural'.
Swinburne School of Film and Television (SSFT) Australia 4
64-73 SOMETHING BLUE
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Length: 14'
Screenwriter: Yisrael Rhon Rigler
Director: Yisrael Rhon Rigler
Producer: Yotam Deshe
Animator: n/a
DOP: Shaya Chesner
Sound: Mitch kleinman
Editor: Yovel Avital, Yisrael Rigler, Kama Shwartz
Production Designer: Rachel Levi
Synopsis:
Shoshanna and Chaya Tova are best friends. They're preparing for Chaya Tovas wedding that will be in a few hours. Shoshanna doesn't know how to share her feelings with her friend and things get complicated just when everything has to go smoothly.
Ma'aleh School of Film, Television and the Arts (MAALE) Israel 4
64-73 THE TOMBSTONE
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Length: 23'
Screenwriter: LIU Lie
Director: LIU Lie
Producer: LIU Lie, Siri SUN, Fire
Animator: n/a
DOP: Wen
Sound: Kristen Chen
Editor: LIU Lie
Production Designer: Harden He
Synopsis:
Recently, Li Houcai constantly dreamt about his dead father, so he decided to burn some paper money for him. Days after days of searching, he still could not find his father's tomb. Soon he found out the death of his father was not like what his mother had told him.
Academy of Film / Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) Hong Kong 4
64-73 WINTER
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Length: 24'
Screenwriter: Tomás Ferreira
Director: Alexandra Barbosa
Producer: Inês Pinto
Animator: Alexandra Barbosa
DOP: Diogo Almeida
Sound: Carolina LeCoq
Editor: Ana Carolina Silva
Production Designer: Catarina Campos Sousa
Synopsis:
José is leaving. To say goodbye, he calls Inês to the old aviary where he has taken shelter. In the farewell process he thinks about the responsibility he has towards his father and about the difficulty of confronting him. The conversation is triggered by a childhood memory. Finally, he starts the journey. In the first steps, he weakens and decides to go and talk to his father.
Lisbon Theatre and Film School (ESTC) Portugal 4
74-82 AUTUMN
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Length: 17'
Screenwriter: Matthew Guarnaccia
Director: Matthew Guarnaccia
Producer: Matthew Guarnaccia
Animator: n/a
DOP: Victoria Dunn
Sound: Greighton Yanchar
Editor: Matthew Guarnaccia
Production Designer: Emma Belair
Synopsis:
After disappointing his strict father, a 12-year-old boy tries to reclaim his role as the farmers son on his family`s homestead.
School of Film and Animation, College of Art and Design, Rochester Institute of Technology United States 3
74-82 DISCONTENT
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Length: 18'
Screenwriter: Janae Ambrose, Nicholas Andros
Director: Lua Borges
Producer: Mia Elliott
Animator: n/a
DOP: Pouya Shahbazi
Sound: Michael Pukoszek
Editor: Martin Ibarra
Production Designer: Caleigh Chapman
Synopsis:
A seventeen-year-old girl who provides company to an older man in exchange for the money, seeks to escape her rural hometown. Discontent is a moment in the idle life of a young woman who is finding her way.
Columbia College Chicago (CCC) United States 3
74-82 LAST PERFORMANCE
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Length: 23'
Screenwriter: İrem Çoban
Director: İrem Çoban
Producer: Erdi Çoban
Animator: n/a
DOP: Tunca Köterin
Sound: Tunca Köterin
Editor: Enes Erimşah
Production Designer: İrem Çoban
Synopsis:
Eda is a performance, video artist and a defender of woman rights. While looking for a seamstress to embroider the symbols on the dress for her exhibition opening, she meets Aysel. As they begin to spend time together, their prejudices against each other begin to break.
Maltepe University Turkey 3
74-82 MANIFESTATION
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Length: 7'
Screenwriter: Sofia Capista
Director: Sofia Capista, Paula Ner Dormiendo
Producer: Jessica Whittingham
Animator: Miguel Fernandes
DOP: Emily Ryder
Sound: Bernice Chu
Editor: Samantha van der Bent
Production Designer: Brittany Markell
Synopsis:
When emotional pain manifests into a physical form, a seemingly powerless young girl struggles to release the ever-increasing weight of her traumas.
Sheridan College Canada 3
74-82 REQUIEM
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Length: 13'
Screenwriter: Anouk Kemp
Director: Pauline Bernard, Augustin Hanicotte
Producer: ESEC
Animator: n/a
DOP: Joseph Bunnel
Sound: Théo Tiersen
Editor: Clara Huet
Production Designer: n/a
Synopsis:
He loves music, she hates him. Maybe...
Ecole Supérieure d'études Cinématographiques (ESEC) France 3
74-82 SARIKIZ
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Length: 16'
Screenwriter: Batuhan Çelik
Director: Batuhan Çelik
Producer: Batuhan Çelik
Animator: n/a
DOP: Batuhan Çelik
Sound: Güven Özkaya
Editor: Batuhan Çelik
Production Designer: Batuhan Çelik
Synopsis:
A man who is working for livestock industry wants his daugter to marry. Upon this, the girl will listen in despair to what her father talks with the family who came to meet with them.
Istanbul Kultur University (IKU) Turkey 3
74-82 THE GREY ZONE
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Length: 14'
Screenwriter: Zhao Tonghuan
Director: Zhao Tonghuan
Producer: Chen Kunyang
Animator: n/a
DOP: Yang Changming
Sound: Li Gen
Editor: Song Hao
Production Designer: Lian Xiaxia
Synopsis:
A young man went to Beijing expectantly, but was seduced and cheated by a strange man and a small town with the same appearance of prosperity outside Beijing. A violent incident was thus created by the young man.
Communication University of China (CUC) China 3
74-82 WASH ME TENDER
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Length: 8'
Screenwriter: Théo Berchet
Director: Théo Berchet
Producer: SVA & Théo Berchet
Animator: Jean-Gabriel Loquet
DOP: Philipp Cherichenko
Sound: Isabel Moratinos
Editor: Théo Berchet
Production Designer: Bella Miller
Synopsis:
A little girl meets her older brother at the laundromat While the machine is spinning, they learn to love each other again and to live together with innocence.
ENSAV France 3
74-82 YOU CAN’T RUN AWAY FROM THE KISSES
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Length: 13'
Screenwriter: Lili Mária László
Director: Lili Mária László
Producer: József Fülöp
Animator: n/a
DOP: Bence Szemerey
Sound: Benjámin Rigó
Editor: Barna Szőke
Production Designer: Fernec Kratochwill
Synopsis:
Hajni's period is late. She is afraid of being pregnant, therefore she visits the boy who might be the father of her child. They spend the night together at the boy’s house, trying to get closer to each other – in different ways. Hajni has to decide whether to tell her secret or try to solve the problem on her own.
Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest Hungary 3
83-85 FIREWORKS
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Length: 22'
Screenwriter: Jin NOH
Director: Jin NOH
Producer: Jaewon WOO
Animator: n/a
DOP: Leny YANG
Sound: Chaewon HYEON
Editor: Jin NOH
Production Designer: Yejin OH
Synopsis:
Since her mother's funeral, Yeoreum has undergone a strong conflict with her father...
Dong-Ah Institute of Media and Arts (DIMA) South Korea 2
83-85 ICED
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Length: 21'
Screenwriter: Fatima Fakih
Director: Fatima Fakih
Producer: Fatima Fakih
Animator: n/a
DOP: Elio Chalhoub
Sound: Jihad Zougheib
Editor: Ali Hammouch
Production Designer: n/a
Synopsis:
Leila, a 27 years old woman, overcomes her social anxiety and isolation with the help of her only friend and her mother.
Institut d'études scéniques, audiovisuelles et cinématographiques (IESAV) Lebanon 2
83-85 WHAT ABOUT US?
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Length: 13'
Screenwriter: José Carlos
Director: José Carlos
Producer: Gabriel Jiménez
Animator: n/a
DOP: Sebastián Garro
Sound: Fernando Esquivel
Editor: José Carlos
Production Designer: Ariadna Araya
Synopsis:
Daniel and Maria are a young couple, distanced by the virus, who are in crisis due to the uncertainty surrounding the future of their wedding.
School of Image - Veritas University Costa Rica 2
86-89 APHERESIS
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Length: 10'
Screenwriter: Sebastian Jaimes
Director: Sebastian Jaimes
Producer: Sebastian Jaimes, Julian Sandoval
Animator: n/a
DOP: Christian Ríos, Sebastian Jaimes
Sound: Santiago Forero-Alarcón
Editor: Sebastian Jaimes
Production Designer: Juliana Ramírez
Synopsis:
Plastic exploration of the process of forgetting that a person lives.
Escuela de Cine y Televisión / UNAL (ECYTV) Colombia 1
86-89 LIA
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Details:

Length: 16'
Screenwriter: Janine Beyersdorfer
Director: Janine Beyersdorfer
Producer: José Añazco
Animator: n/a
DOP: Marlon Lopez
Sound: Damian Terán
Editor: Janine Beyersdorfer
Production Designer: Joycc Ortiz
Synopsis:
15-year-old Lia lives with her single mother in the center of Quito. Lia spends many afternoons alone at home and is friends with her neighbor Ronaldo, 35, a sociologist. She enjoys Ronaldo's company because he gives her some of the attention she misses at home. But the day comes when Lia must grow up and face the reality that Ronaldo cannot supply the fatherly love she is lacking.
Advanced Institute of Film and Acting (INCINE) Ecuador 1
86-89 ONIPAʻA
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Length: 12'
Screenwriter: Dyllon Ching
Director: Dyllon Ching
Producer: Keana Nisbet
Animator: n/a
DOP: Nainoa Andrade
Sound: Douglas Haban
Editor: Ciana Bird
Production Designer: Joshua Co
Synopsis:
Liʻi is a kalo farmer who is the last perpetuator of this art in a soon to be shut down loʻi. As Liʻi looks for a successor, his son has no interest in following in his dad’s footsteps. Leading Liʻi to overcome his prejudiced ways towards a young Caucasian James.
University of Hawai‘i Mānoa, Academy for Creative Media United States 1
86-89 POTLAKO
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Length: 23'
Screenwriter: Boitumelo Molalugi, Pretty Mangena, Keamogetswe Mere
Director: Pretty Mangena
Producer: Boitumelo Molalugi
Animator: n/a
DOP: Tshegofatso Dibakoane
Sound: Boitumelo Molalugi
Editor: Tshegofatso Dibakoane, Boitumelo Molalugi
Production Designer: Keamogetswe Mere
Synopsis:
Potlako comes out of slavery after many years of servitude, to follow a journey into memory of regret for unfulfilled life, lost love and failure to heed to his parent’s warnings.
Wits School of Arts / Division of Film & Television (WSOA) South Africa 1
90-106 BEFORE YOU DIE
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Length: 17'
Screenwriter: Alves Reçi
Director: Alves Reçi
Producer: Eol Çashku
Animator: n/a
DOP: Malis Selmani
Sound: n/a
Editor: Malis Selmani
Production Designer: n/a
Synopsis:
A Rubik's cube appears out of nowhere in Jacks life making him and his friend solve a mystery behind all the suicides in the city and this new cult.
Academy of Film and Multimedia Marubi (AFMM) Albania 0
90-106 BIG TONY_S BALLET
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Details:

Length: 30'
Screenwriter: Dan Rutkowski
Director: Dan Rutkowski
Producer: Junrui Hong
Animator: n/a
DOP: Max Gleiser
Sound: n/a
Editor: Dan Rutkowski
Production Designer: Ben Wang
Synopsis:
Set in the 1950s, a recently divorced ex-mobster begins noticing his 7 year-old sons inclination towards ballet. In a community where such things are ridiculed and shunned, Big Tony is forced down an existentialistic spiral towards truth, justice, love, and understanding.
Loyola Marymount University / School of Film and Television (LMU) United States 0
90-106 COME AS YOU ARE
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Length: 8'
Screenwriter: Saskia Vanhalakka
Director: Saskia Vanhalakka
Producer: Saskia Vanhalakka, Pauli Pietilä
Animator: Emmi Kokko
DOP: Aaro Aho
Sound: Tuomas Asikainen
Editor: Juha Hirsimäki, Roope Jääskeläinen
Production Designer: Saskia Vanhalakka
Synopsis:
Come as You are is a comedy short film, where normally shy young adult Liisa ends up buying herself a vibrator. She goes home and is ready to test the toy, when her boyfriend Joni arrives home early. Joni starts to bully Liisa. Soon enough both of these young adults will find out the bare truth of a sexuality of a human being.
Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TUNI), Degree Programme in Media Finland 0
90-106 EDEN
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Details:

Length: 16'
Screenwriter: Sven Spur
Director: Sven Spur
Producer: Sven Spur
Animator: n/a
DOP: Matthee Van Holderbeke
Sound: Raf Enckels
Editor: Sven Spur
Production Designer: Naomi Zwaenepoel
Synopsis:
A restless young man cruises the gay hot spots of a city. Anonymous mirror-reflected places with intense colours and kitschy decors provide the landscape for this stranger in search of comfort, connection and himself.
Royal Academy of Fine Arts / University College Ghent (KASK) Belgium 0
90-106 ETHICAL SAUCE
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Details:

Length: 13'
Screenwriter: Lucy Crow
Director: Pauline McGrath
Producer: Clara Gienger
Animator: n/a
DOP: Camden Skerman-Stevenson
Sound: Chris Fernandez
Editor: Phoebe Humphries
Production Designer: Christian R Sierra
Synopsis:
The passionate relationship between the mysterious Esme and vegan restaurant owner Osian culminates in a gory dinner with his parents, where her true nature is revealed.
Westminster Film School / University of Westminster (WFS) United Kingdom 0
90-106 HOW SOON IS NOW
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Details:

Length: 15'
Screenwriter: Ella Mosseri
Director: Ella Mosseri
Producer: Noa Shrenzel
Animator: n/a
DOP: Eyal Bau Cohen
Sound: Ella Mosseri
Editor: Ella Mosseri
Production Designer: Ella Mosseri
Synopsis:
A visual poem about a flatlined and bourgeois relationship between a young woman and an older man. Her yearning for childhood intensifies along with a choir of girls, as her inner world is quietly storming.
Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem (BAAD) Israel 0
90-106 JOINING THE BIRDS
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Details:

Length: 9'
Screenwriter: Carrie Carusone
Director: Carrie Carusone
Producer: Francisco Cabrera
Animator: n/a
DOP: Chris Violette
Sound: Carrie Carusone
Editor: Alex Ullom
Production Designer: Alex Ullom
Synopsis:
Living in a cramped apartment on the beach, Jia longs for the affection of her immature mother, Kata. When Jia seeks Kata out at her favorite club, her mother’s sudden attention is as alluring as it is disorienting.
Florida State University / College of Motion Picture Arts (FSU) United States 0
90-106 MURDER BALLOON
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Details:

Length: 12'
Screenwriter: Pranay Noel
Director: Pranay Noel
Producer: Pranay Noel
Animator: n/a
DOP: Simon Ruscinski
Sound: Evan Hoffman
Editor: Pranay Noel, Paul Villenave
Production Designer: Monica Peendergast
Synopsis:
Young boys bored.
York University Department of Film - Fine Arts Canada 0
90-106 MY LUCKY DAY
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Details:

Length: 6'
Screenwriter: Banou Sagou
Director: Banou Sagou
Producer: ISIS-SE
Animator: n/a
DOP: Abdoul Latif Keita
Sound: Nelson Boro
Editor: Cyrille Ouedraogo
Production Designer: Didier Zongo
Synopsis:
Therese, a pregnant housekeeper, lives with her husband Ardjouma. Their unglamorous living condition does not leave her indifferent. By managing herself with her small business, she keeps thinking about better living conditions and in her head, fashions stunning stories.
ISIS Burkina Faso 0
90-106 OLIMPIA
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Details:

Length: 24'
Screenwriter: Sharon Attias
Director: Sharon Attias
Producer: Rotem Gabai
Animator: n/a
DOP: Asi Oren
Sound: Yotam Aloof
Editor: Rotem Gabay
Production Designer: n/a
Synopsis:
Three teenage friends who encounter a beautiful sex doll face a state of deep confusion. One night, while delivering pizza to a middle aged man, Ariel comes across Olimpia, a beautiful sex doll. He tells his friends about her and they decide to steal her. Soon, the night that started as a youthful game is getting out of control.
School of Audio & Visual Arts, Sapir College Israel 0
90-106 PREY
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Details:

Length: 20'
Screenwriter: Fernando Cabral, Leonardo Ortiz
Director: Letícia Kamiguchi
Producer: Matheus Biscaro, Bárbara Policarpo
Animator: Flávia Lucena
DOP: Arthur Ribeiro, Vitor Brandão
Sound: João Vitor Muçouçah, Rachel Rocha, Taynah Amaro
Editor: Matheus Biscaro
Production Designer: Iris Libanio
Synopsis:
When the father sacrifices the sick dog of the family, the relationship with the eldest daughter becomes unsustainable. Fearing that he may do the same with the youngest daughter, who is also sick, the sisters come together to try to escape the threat of their father.
University of São Paulo / School of Communications and Arts / Department of Film, Radio and Television (USP) Brazil 0
90-106 STUPID JOB
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Details:

Length: 14'
Screenwriter: Stanislas Togbonon
Director: Stanislas Togbonon
Producer: Institut Superieur des Metiers de I'Audiovisuel (ISMA) BENIN
Animator: n/a
DOP: Geff Atindegla
Sound: Nassandou Liga
Editor: Maurice Dahoue
Production Designer: Ulrich Ouachinou
Synopsis:
Serge holds a master's degree and is looking for work. Despite the contempt and sexual harassment he faces in this quest, he still persists.
Higher Institute of Audiovisual Training (ISMA) Benin 0
90-106 THE MEADOWS OF TIME
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Details:

Length: 21'
Screenwriter: Sahil Gada
Director: Sahil Gada
Producer: Whistling Woods International
Animator: n/a
DOP: Kartik Avtani
Sound: Acquib Sayyed
Editor: Sharvari Barfiwala
Production Designer: Sunil Thale
Synopsis:
A middle aged, lonely theatre actress, Susana is diagnosed with an untreatable brain tumour that puts her in a trance of awesome memories of her pregnancy; before she eventually dies.
Whistling Woods International (WWI) India 0
90-106 TOURISTS
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Details:

Length: 10'
Screenwriter: Sharon Israeli
Director: Sharon Israeli
Producer: David Moalem
Animator: n/a
DOP: Saray Salman
Sound: n/a
Editor: Gal Zaydman
Production Designer: n/a
Synopsis:
Yael and Omer are meeting a good friend of Omer from Italy, Paolo. They are going to a party and inside they go through a night they will not forget- love, relationship, passion, trust, alcohol, drugs, techno and euphoria.
Beit Berl College / Faculty of Arts (Beit Berl) Israel 0
90-106 WAGNER
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Details:

Length: 24'
Screenwriter: Ana Clara Távora
Director: Ana Clara Távora
Producer: Lucas Cabral
Animator: n/a
DOP: Rhay Salina,Luiz Felipe Gonçalvez, Hélio Loro
Sound: Renan Decaro
Editor: Joaquim Pantaleão
Production Designer: n/a
Synopsis:
Wagner is obsessed with the famous singer Everaldo and works as an impersonator of him. However,everything changes when the news reveal that his idol is being accused of sexual harassment by multiple women.After this, he will have to discover his own individuality.
PUC-Rio Department of Social Communication - Cinema Brazil 0
90-106 WITH FRIENDS LIKE THESE
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Details:

Length: 16'
Screenwriter: Laurnelle Beukes
Director: Heinrich Botha, Tembelihle Hadebe
Producer: Tembelihle Hadebe
Animator: Laurnelle Beukes
DOP: Arfin Widyatmadja
Sound: Zusiphe Hlanekela
Editor: Laurnelle Beukes
Production Designer: Tembelihle Hadebe
Synopsis:
A man wakes up bound, with the last thing he remembers; celebrating his birthday with his girlfriend & best friend but to his surprise, there's more to the day than expected....
Tshwane University of Technology South Africa 0
90-106 ‘TWO ROOMS’
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Details:

Length: 14'
Screenwriter: Gilda Jones
Director: Gilda Jones
Producer: EVANGELINE PARKS
Animator: n/a
DOP: Ryan Boutland
Sound: Hamish Keen
Editor: Gilda Jones
Production Designer: Gracie Dephoff, Chris Jones
Synopsis:
A young girl navigates the meaning of human connection within the confines of her ever morphing bedroom.
VCA School of Film and Television / University of Melbourne (VCA) Australia 0


Documentary

Place Title School Country Points
1 WHY DIDN`T YOU STAY FOR ME?
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Details:

Length: 25'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Milou Gevers
Producer: Annerose van Strijen, Quita Ruijgrok
Animator: Muus Veldkamp, Lola Mooij
DOP: Lola Mooij
Sound: Remco Langedijk
Editor: Richelle van Loon
Production Designer : Kathleen Hilbers, Mey Rahimi, Meret Wellman, Lotty Mulleners
Synopsis:
Four children. One director. All lost a parent to suicide. When director Milou probes the questions no one ever dared to ask her, the kids can finally tell about the journey they made from the moment they heard the news.
Netherlands Film Academy (NFA) Netherlands 130
2 UNFINISHED LIVES
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Details:

Length: 23'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Yucong Chen
Producer: John McKinney, Rose Tsai
Animator: n/a
DOP: Huanxi Li
Sound: Cabba Jiaxuan Cai
Editor: Yucong Chen, Mozhu Yan
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
An understated and ignored story about Xinran Ji's death.
University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts (USC) United States 50
3 DON'T FORGET TO SMILE
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Details:

Length: 14'
Screenwriter: Ning Cai
Director: Ning Cai
Producer: DocNomads EMJMD
Animator: n/a
DOP: Ning Cai
Sound: Ning Cai, David Novack, João Alves
Editor: Ning Cai, Pedro Marques
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
Six-years old Rachel endures more expectations than an average child. Language lessons, singing, dancing, practicing the piano, making music videos, are routine tasks. Her parents truly invest their lives to make sure Rachel becomes the next big name. But is such a life surrounded by spotlights what she wants?
Universidade Lusófona / Film and Media Arts Department (ULHT) Portugal 43
4-6 A TALE OF TWO SISTERS
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Details:

Length: 16'
Screenwriter: Jakub Prysak
Director: Jakub Prysak
Producer: Agata Golanska
Animator: n/a
DOP: Jakub Prysak
Sound: Lucyna Wielopolska, Beata Klimaszewska
Editor: Jakub Prysak
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
Two elderly sisters, Bozena and Zofia, live next to each other in two flats in the housing block. There are two things that divide them - the wall and completely different political views.
Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School in Lodz (PWSFTViT) Poland 38
4-6 ECHOES
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Details:

Length: 16'
Screenwriter: Pedro Pablo Hernández de Obeso, Rene Villanueva Gámez, Joab Gabirel Molina Ruvalcaba
Director: Pedro Pablo Hernández de Obeso, Rene Villanueva Gámez, Joab Gabirel Molina Ruvalcaba
Producer: Gabriela Ruvalcaba
Animator: n/a
DOP: Pedro Pablo Hernández de Obeso, Joab Gabirel Molina Ruvalcaba
Sound: Pedro Pablo Hernández de Obeso, Rene Villanueva Gámez
Editor: Pedro Pablo Hernández de Obeso, Rene Villanueva Gámez
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
Doña Julia, has been mourning for 20 years the death of her youngest son Javier and the migration of the rest of her children. Through this absence we witness the grief that many families go through when their loved ones leave in search of a better life.
University of Guadalajara / Image and Sound Department Mexico 38
4-6 WHERE IS MY DARLING?
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Details:

Length: 21'
Screenwriter: Adam Finney
Director: Adam Finney
Producer: Adam Finney
Animator: n/a
DOP: Cameron Dunlop
Sound: Nathan Turnbull
Editor: James Taylor
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
As Australia suffers from its worst drought and the country begins to burn, Lanz, a homeless man and his buddy Ethan take matters into their own hands.
Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) Australia 38
7 ON HOLD
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Details:

Length: 20'
Screenwriter: Laura Rantanen
Director: Laura Rantanen
Producer: Anna Mellin
Animator: n/a
DOP: Tomi Rislakki
Sound: Iivo Korhonen
Editor: Menni Renvall
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
Did you know puberty lasts forever? On Hold is an experimental documentary short film contemplating around the themes of intergenerationality and socially constructed masculinity. The film is based on anonymous phone calls dialed for a helpline for boys and young men under 20-years of age.
Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture / ELO Film School Helsinki Finland 34
8 THE ROOTS OF WATER
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Details:

Length: 19'
Screenwriter: Sarah Lederman
Director: Sarah Lederman
Producer: Sarah Lederman, LUCA SCHOOL OF ARTS
Animator: n/a
DOP: Alana Stoefs
Sound: Brecht Vander Plaetse
Editor: Lawrence Paul Foley
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
Two very different young Jewish women meet and discover they have the same quest. Both are looking to own their Jewish identity through ancient rituals.
LUCA School of Arts (LUCA) Belgium 30
9-10 ELONG E'NABE
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Details:

Length: 14'
Screenwriter: Niels Devlieghere
Director: Niels Devlieghere
Producer: RITCS – Brussels - Belgium
Animator: n/a
DOP: Pauwel Billau
Sound: Simon Kremar
Editor: Louyise Butter
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
Elong E'nabe is the story of six-year-old Angela, a black girl with Senegalese roots, born in Belgium. Ten years ago, her mother Roos and father Rafael came to Belgium in search of a safer environment for their children to grow up in as the situation in their home country became unbearable. We get to see how Angela, her brother Dirk, and sister Tina grow up in a complex socio-political situation. The part of Belgium where they live is known for its right-wing nationalist supporters, and the growing migration of African families to the region creates a lot of tension. Unaware of the conflict they have found themselves in, the children lead a carefree life while their mother watches over them. The film paints a picture of what it is like to grow up in Flanders as a child with a black skin color.
Royal Institute for Theatre, Cinema and Sound (RITCS) Belgium 28
9-10 MISS CURVY
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Details:

Length: 24'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Ghada Eldemellawy
Producer: Ghada Eldemellawy
Animator: n/a
DOP: Fabio Mota
Sound: João Fonte
Editor: Gareth Pugh
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
A documentary about a Ugandan mother trying to navigate her past traumas through participating in the country's first-ever beauty pageant for plus-size women.
National FIlm and Television School (NFTS) United Kingdom 28
11 HAVEN IN THE BOOTH
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Details:

Length: 21'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Leo Pfeifer, Sophie DeGreen
Producer: Samantha Thomas
Animator: n/a
DOP: Sean Thomson
Sound: Chris Fleming
Editor: Leo Pfeifer, Sophie DeGreen
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
HAVEN IN THE BOOTH is an intimate exploration of vulnerability and healing at a last chance high school in The Bronx. Through the eyes of 18-year-old Marc Brooks, we see a community built by Hip Hop and the transformative power of trust and creative expression. As the film unfolds, Marc reveals deeper truths about himself to social worker JC Hall, who leads the Hip Hop therapy program. Despite growing up in a neighborhood that often teaches the dangers of vulnerability, the Mott Haven students create a future of healing by opening up to each other and the world with their music.
Chapman University / Dodge College of Film and Media Arts United States 27
12-14 CONVERSATION AT THE END OF LIFE
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Details:

Length: 19'
Screenwriter: Fabienne Koch
Director: Fabienne Koch
Producer: Filippo Bonacci
Animator: n/a
DOP: Fabienne Koch
Sound: Lars Mulle
Editor: Fabienne Koch
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
How does one stand growing old? What sense does it make to keep living, when you can't do anything anymore? Three old women answer my burning questions. A widow questions everything, a former dancer shows me what to do when you can't dance anymore, and a nun introduces me to what lies beyond. A personal quest to find out how to deal with the inevitable finiteness of life.
Zurich University of the Arts / Department of Performing Arts and Film (ZHdK) Switzerland 24
12-14 JUDE
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Details:

Length: 10'
Screenwriter: Amos Feige Menin, Megan DeCaluwe
Director: Amos Feige Menin
Producer: Amos Feige Menin, Megan DeCaluwe
Animator: n/a
DOP: Amos Feige Menin
Sound: Louis Shah
Editor: Amos Feige Menin
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
A child loses everything as he escapes the Nazi holocaust. This traumatic and poignant story is told by his grandson, Director Amos Menin in this deeply personal documentary short.
Northern Film School / Leeds Beckett University (NFS/LBU) United Kingdom 24
12-14 STORGETNYA
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Details:

Length: 21'
Screenwriter: Hovig Hagopian
Director: Hovig Hagopian
Producer: Astrig Chandèze-Avakian
Animator: n/a
DOP: Hovig Hagopian
Sound: Hayk Israelyan
Editor: Lucie Brux
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
Yerevan, capital of Armenia. 230 meters underground, in the Avan salt mine, men and women walk to breathe easier. Physical activities and medical consultations set the rhythm of the timeless world of this underground clinic, where lives intersect and stories are told.
La Fémis France 24
15-16 STRUCK BY LIGHTNING
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Details:

Length: 17'
Screenwriter: Romet Esko
Director: Romet Esko
Producer: Raul Esko, Romet Esko (Esko Brothers)
Animator: n/a
DOP: Raul Esko, Romet Esko (Esko Brothers)
Sound: Carol Alice Tõniste
Editor: Raul Esko, Romet Esko (Esko Brothers)
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
Raul and Romet are film school students who had a really unique friend Brandon - he was a wild card. Suddenly he committed suicide. Now the brothers attempt to understand the mysterious end of their best friend, by making a movie for him.
Baltic Film, Media and Arts School, Tallinn University Estonia 22
15-16 THE IMPERIAL LULLABY
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Details:

Length: 23'
Screenwriter: Filippo Foscarini
Director: Filippo Foscarini, Marta Violante
Producer: Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografla
Animator: n/a
DOP: n/a
Sound: Filippo Foscarini
Editor: Marta Violante
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
Italian colonialism is still hidden in darkness. Africa Bianca tells the story of the fascist invasion of Ethiopia in 1936 through the lens of a child's school drawings.
Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia (CSC) Italy 22
17 THE DE FACTO MARTYR SUITE
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Details:

Length: 18'
Screenwriter: Justine de Gasquet
Director: Justine de Gasquet
Producer: Nicolas Wadimoff (HEAD – Genève)
Animator: n/a
DOP: Justine de Gasquet
Sound: Justine de Gasquet
Editor: Justine de Gasquet
Production Designer : Justine de Gasquet
Synopsis:
It is the story of an african american prisoner, thinking about his destiny as a de facto martyr. He has been in prison since 1974, after having been arrested for jumping the train turnstile and attempted murder of a police man.
Film Department/cinéma du réel - Geneva School of Art and Design (HEAD) Switzerland 20
18-20 DAWN
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Details:

Length: 18'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Jelle Hermans
Producer: Jelle Hermans
Animator: n/a
DOP: Jelle Hermans
Sound: Cyriel Beerten
Editor: Jelle Hermans
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
A poetic approach to documentary cinema, this films scans a nocturnal phenomenon on a remote farm in images as well as sounds. An encounter between man and animal, between nature and human intervention. An idiosyncratic non-fiction work that sheds light on a revealing experience in the fabric of animal and human existence.
Royal Academy of Fine Arts / University College Ghent (KASK) Belgium 19
18-20 JAN G
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Details:

Length: 24'
Screenwriter: Josef Švejda
Director: Josef Švejda
Producer: Ondřej Šejnoha – Studio FAMU
Animator: n/a
DOP: Kryštof Hluže
Sound: Dominyka Adomaityte
Editor: Rosalinda Hálová
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
Jan is 21 years old and he wants to travel Europe on freight trains. This illegal! way of travelling includes crossing the boarders, spending endless hours on the watch and stepping out of his comfort zone. During his trips, he is usually alone and lives like a hobo. Going back home always means to slow down his fast life and look for answers what he will do with his future.
Film and Television School / Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU) Czech Republic 19
18-20 MIRELLA
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Details:

Length: 20'
Screenwriter: Oliver Bruck
Director: Oliver Bruck
Producer: Oliver Bruck
Animator: n/a
DOP: Oliver Bruck
Sound: n/a
Editor: Oliver Bruck
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
The African-born photographer Mirella Ricciardi has tried to capture the vanishing beauty of life in her photographs. Now, almost 90 years old, she struggles with the reality of old age and appearing in front of a camera. Through mutual collaboration, filmmaker Oliver Bruck gains a unique insight into her story.
London College of Communication United Kingdom 19
21-22 ATTENTION ALL PASSENGERS
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Details:

Length: 19'
Screenwriter: Marek Moučka
Director: Marek Moučka
Producer: FTF VŠMU
Animator: n/a
DOP: Andrej Dlabáč
Sound: Stanislav Kubica
Editor: Marek Bihuň
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
A train crashing into a suicide is unstoppable just like this world. Fractions of a second decide what the driver will dream about and how it will affect their psyche. The film is about coping with a tragic event through a mass portrait of men from the train cab and about the helplessness they experience when they apply the brakes and close their eyes at a speed of 100 kilometers per hour.
Academy of Performing Arts / Film and Television Faculty (VSMU) Slovakia 18
21-22 STONES BREAKERS
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Details:

Length: 16'
Screenwriter: Simon Herreman
Director: Simon Herreman
Producer: IAD - Médiadiffusion
Animator: n/a
DOP: Guillaume Uteza
Sound: Maxime Léonard
Editor: Aurore Courault
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
Angelo, Jose and Luis, three stone sawyers, are worried. This is the work of a whole life that ends with the exhaustion of workers. This is the story of an end, of bodies long exploited in rock that is extracted from the earth, leaving the soil emptied of its riches. Landscape of flesh consumed by the mechanization of men.
Institut des Arts de Diffusion (IAD) Belgium 18
23 ABOUT THE NIGHT
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Details:

Length: 20'
Screenwriter: Vassili Schémann
Director: Vassili Schémann
Producer: Laurent Gross
Animator: n/a
DOP: Marie Merlant
Sound: Sara Kamidian
Editor: Sara Kamidian
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
They have spent their entire life underground, or are getting ready to do so. Every week, the choir of minors reunites to sing far from the galleries and the deafening machines. A portrait of these voices that resonate in the deep end and that fear the closing of the biggest copper mine in Poland.
INSAS Belgium 17
24-27 EVE
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Details:

Length: 14'
Screenwriter: Vytautas Plukas
Director: Vytautas Plukas, Domas Petronis
Producer: Dagnė Vildžiūnaitė
Animator: n/a
DOP: Vytautas Plukas
Sound: Iveta Macevičiūtė
Editor: Vytautas Plukas
Production Designer : Sigita Jonaitytė
Synopsis:
Inside a lab, a robot is created. Like a newborn, it analyses its surroundings with the primitive senses and limited knowledge it has. While exploring such fundamental concepts as distance, weight, light and size, the robot tries to perform basic physical tasks that would resemble natural human motion. It fails miserably but still keeps learning. Emotions start to appear on its face, when it sees human children. These emotions are probably just involuntary muscle contractions. A test is set up to see how a dog and a humanoid robot would respond to each other. Perhaps a less intelligent life form would be not as critical about what being alive means?
Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (LMTA) Lithuania 16
24-27 HILL 314
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Details:

Length: 27'
Screenwriter: Omrie Levy
Director: Omrie Levy
Producer: Omrie Levy
Animator: n/a
DOP: Gal Sheer, Omrie Levy
Sound: Omrie Levy
Editor: Omrie Levy
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
My Childhood's view: The Latru's Hills. "Oasis Of Peace" set on hill 314, was founded on coexistence of Jews and Arabs. Ibrahim a beduin shepard lives there with his family for 51 years. Since 1999 the settlement and the Silence Monastery, the landowners, have reached an agreement resulting in the impending deportation of Ibrahim and his family.
Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem (BAAD) Israel 16
24-27 NOW I AM IRENA
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Details:

Length: 13'
Screenwriter: Jasminha Beširević
Director: Jasminha Beširević
Producer: Academy of Dramatic Art Zagreb
Animator: n/a
DOP: Magdalena Ptiček
Sound: Nina Ugrinović
Editor: Dora Slakoper
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
A young woman revisits a seemingly insignificant argument with her former husband during the time of her pregnancy. Using elements of psychodrama, she steps into the role of her past self and struggles to access buried emotions caused by his abusiveness. Switching into the role of her volatile former husband, she begins to understand the possible reasons for his aggressive behavior.
Academy of Dramatic Art Zagreb (ADU) Croatia 16
24-27 WE COME ONE BY ONE AND WE LEAVE AT ONE’S TIME
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Details:

Length: 20'
Screenwriter: Mihnea Toma
Director: Mihnea Toma
Producer: Mihnea Toma
Animator: n/a
DOP: Beatrice Paun
Sound: Mihai Dumitrache
Editor: Mihai Dumitrache
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
In the midst of a world where traditions are dissipating and the Church views mourning as a pagan custom, the last generation of mourners from the village of Romuli reveals a different perspective on death.
National University of Theatre and Film (UNATC) Romania 16
28-30 75/1
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Details:

Length: 27'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Till Kleinau
Producer: Friederike Dorffler
Animator: n/a
DOP: Katja Tauber
Sound: Max Rodegra
Editor: Friederike Dorffler
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
Thomas, a professional drummer, was asked to revive Harry Partch's lifework. He starts reconstructing all of Partchs' 75 custom-made instruments. He has only two years to get everything ready for the grand premiere at the National Theatre in Taiwan but he is determined to finish the work he has started.
international film school cologne (ifs) Germany 15
28-30 BARA DIN
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Details:

Length: 28'
Screenwriter: Xenia Patricia
Director: Xenia Patricia
Producer: Rafael Manuel, Justin Morse, Jeffery Sequeira, Xenia Patricia
Animator: n/a
DOP: Xenia Patricia
Sound: Edward Guy
Editor: Rafael Manuel, Iacopo Calabrese
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
2018. Pakistan. Karachi. Inside the walls of the providence home the residents, two Sisters and 16 girls, prepare for their annual Christmas play. A play they perform every year for their remaining relatives. Preparations are running on full speed. Only through the radio, news from the outside seep into the Catholic orphanage. Pakistani society is in uproar. Asia Bibi, a Christian woman, who had been on death row due to claims of blasphemy, has been acquitted.
London Film School (LFS) United Kingdom 15
28-30 BATTLEFIELD
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Details:

Length: 8'
Screenwriter: Jannis Lenz
Director: Jannis Lenz
Producer: David Bohun, Sonja Lenz
Animator: n/a
DOP: Jakob Fuhr
Sound: Rudolf Pototschnig
Editor: Jannis Lenz
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
Inspired by the quote of Austrian Expressionist, Oskar Kokoschka: „ Weeds are nature's opposition to the governance of gardeners", BATTLEFIELD shows the inner life of a military base as a microcosm that seems to have fallen out of another time. Soldiers focus meticulously on gardening instead of preparing themselves for war. The grass-green battlefield gets a military buzz cut. The film depicts a dreamlike look into an imaginary future, where barracks appear as well maintained open-air museums. The tanks remain as relics, silent but admonishing. Some of them still work.
Film Academy Vienna (UMDK) Austria 15
31-32 A SPECIAL CASE
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Details:

Length: 15'
Screenwriter: Bruno Ciancaglini
Director: Bruno Ciancaglini
Producer: Universidad del Cine
Animator: n/a
DOP: Martina Perosa
Sound: Rodrigo Sánchez Mariño
Editor: Bruno Ciancaglini
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
Roberto finds a VHS with images of Bruno and his family on vacation in Uruguay in 1993. But they assure that they were never there. Twenty-seven years later, Bruno and Roberto will try to discover what could have happened.
Universidad del Cine (UCINE) Argentina 14
31-32 RADIO RIDERS
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Details:

Length: 14'
Screenwriter: Paola Piscitelli, Ludovica Lopertti
Director: Fabio Corbellini, Paola Piscitelli
Producer: Civica Scuola di Cinema, Luchino Visconti (MCSC)
Animator: n/a
DOP: Fabio Corbellini, Paola Piscitelli
Sound: Fabio Corbellini, Paola Piscitelli
Editor: Fabio Corbellini, Paola Piscitelli
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
Feet hooked up on the pedals, gaze focused on the mobile phone screen. Under the scorching sun or the pouring rain, they dart through traffic to feed an always hungry city. Food deliverers pay the price for a production system that lacks awareness of the most basic labor rights.
Milan City Film School Luchino Visconti (MCSC) Italy 14
33-36 KEEP SHIFTIN'
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Details:

Length: 21'
Screenwriter: Verena Wagner
Director: Verena Wagner
Producer: Verena Wagner
Animator: n/a
DOP: Matthias Kofahl
Sound: Andrew Mottl
Editor: Ulrike Tortora
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
A glass factory in the middle of the German-Czech border region. The magic of the routine carries through the night shift. A symphony of muscle mass, glowing hot glass, and the birds that sing with the coming daylight.
University of Television and Film Munich (HFF) Germany 13
33-36 ON THE FENCE
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Details:

Length: 7'
Screenwriter: Paula Ner Dormiendo
Director: Paula Ner Dormiendo
Producer: Asad Chaudhry
Animator: Miguel Fernandes
DOP: Hubert Maliszewski
Sound: Sumith Ragunathan
Editor: Samantha Yabut
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
A poetic coming of age documentary that follows several intertwined conversations with a multicultural film crew and their struggle with cultural identity.
Sheridan College Canada 13
33-36 OWN NAME
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Details:

Length: 16'
Screenwriter: Valentina Giraldo Sánchez
Director: Valentina Giraldo Sánchez
Producer: Valentina Giraldo Sánchez
Animator: n/a
DOP: Valentina Giraldo Sánchez
Sound: Valentina Giraldo Sánchez
Editor: Valentina Giraldo Sánchez
Production Designer : Valentina Giraldo Sánchez
Synopsis:
This short film was born as a question to know myself. The path that spins it is the reflection around the own name and the naming monopoly that belongs to the patriarch. Between colony, biology, religion and rage "Own Name" appears like the seams of a tired body tissue.
Escuela de Cine y Televisión / UNAL (ECYTV) Colombia 13
33-36 “YOU WHITE PERSON”
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Details:

Length: 21'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Marilyn Nassar
Producer: Marilyn Nassar
Animator: n/a
DOP: Marilyn Nassar
Sound: n/a
Editor: Marilyn Nassar, François Yazbeck
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
“Potho” (white man), mysterious stranger, visits villages detached from modernity and progress, but majestic in nature. The hunters eliminate the birds, disrupt the daily life of the natives by entering their territory. This documentary is both a visual journal and a travelogue, a quest for identity and a revelation.
Institut d'études scéniques, audiovisuelles et cinématographiques (IESAV) Lebanon 13
37-40 AN EXPRESSION OF AN INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCER
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Details:

Length: 13'
Screenwriter: Priyanka D/O Tamilarasan Thevar
Director: Priyanka D/O Tamilarasan Thevar
Producer: Indirajith Shanmugapriya
Animator: n/a
DOP: Nurul Adriana Binte Johari
Sound: Nicole Chow Hui Lin
Editor: Chong Ya Hui
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
Abinayam features Ambiga Krishnasamy's journey back to dance after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
Ngee Ann Polytechnic / School of Film & Media Studies Singapore 12
37-40 EASY PANTIES
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Details:

Length: 16'
Screenwriter: Marlena Martikainen
Director: Marlena Martikainen
Producer: Elisabeth Keinänen
Animator: n/a
DOP: Marlena Martikainen, Johannes Heinonen, Mikko Manninen
Sound: Haruna Nakada
Editor: Johannes Heinonen
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
The spring of COVID-19 pushes the unemployed Marlena to find an easy way to make money from home through a seemingly innocent business.
Metropolia University of Applied Sciences (MUAS) Finland 12
37-40 NEVER IN LOVE. 52 YEARS OF FAITHFULNESS
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Details:

Length: 14'
Screenwriter: Ibolya Simó, Zsuzsanna Bak
Director: Ibolya Simó
Producer: n/a
Animator: n/a
DOP: Ibolya Simó
Sound: András Pongor
Editor: Ibolya Simó
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
Jozsef, a deaf-mute senior athlete trains for his running competitions with no limits. He shares a home with his wife in rural, impoverished Transylvania, but wings endless kilometres through breathtaking landscapes every day. He has passionately lived his dreams, while his disabled wife has only done so in their 53-year-marriage.
Színház- és Filmművészeti Egyetem Hungary 12
37-40 THERE MAY BE UNCERTAINTY
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Details:

Length: 29'
Screenwriter: Paul Reinholz
Director: Paul Reinholz
Producer: Paul Reinholz, Academy of Media Arts Cologne, Germany
Animator: n/a
DOP: Paul Reinholz
Sound: Bence Borocz
Editor: Paul Reinholz
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
The fear and anxiety about the future is ubiquitous in a globalized world too complex to understand. States, companies and private persons attempt to plan the unpredictable. "there may be uncertainty" draws a calm and unpretentious picture of uncertainty, the imagination of disasters and the architecture of catastrophes.
Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM) Germany 12
41-45 ASH DUST
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Details:

Length: 12'
Screenwriter: Aljoša Nikolić
Director: Aljoša Nikolić
Producer: Jožica Blatnik
Animator: n/a
DOP: Veronika Francesca Štefančič
Sound: Samo Jurca
Editor: Nika Otrin
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
In the heart of the Šalek valley, behind a cloud of smoke from the nearby power plant, lies the town of Šoštanj. When Slovenia is supplied with enough electricity and the smoke dissipates, only a few people remain there. This is their story.
AGRFT Slovenia 10
41-45 FAMILY PORTRAIT
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Details:

Length: 27'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Jordan Sultana, Yuval Horovitz
Producer: Yuval Horovitz, Jordan Sultana, Thekra Zohir Makalde, Sapir Rubin, Coral Haik Hofman
Animator: n/a
DOP: Yuval Horovitz, Jordan Sultana
Sound: Daniel Cohen
Editor: Jordan Sultana
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
Galit, Yoav and Delia allow a glimpse at an episode of their unusual routine. A family of three bounded by dependence, love and care. It is a special family portrait. They offer a possibility for a unique and moving lifestyle where love and care overcome physical disability.
Beit Berl College / Faculty of Arts (Beit Berl) Israel 10
41-45 I AM NOT A MICROBE
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Details:

Length: 13'
Screenwriter: Sara Obame
Director: Sara Obame
Producer: Institut Superieur des Metiers de I'Audiovisuel (ISMA) Benin
Animator: n/a
DOP: Bienvenu Hounnoukon
Sound: Rocelin Houngbo
Editor: Elodie Guedeme
Production Designer : Andrea Aholode
Synopsis:
In this film, we have shown the difficulties encountered by garbage collectors. Expose their resentment at the attitude of the population towards them.
Higher Institute of Audiovisual Training (ISMA) Benin 10
41-45 KAMBADWANE
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Details:

Length: 20'
Screenwriter: Gulson G Nayak
Director: Gulson G Nayak
Producer: Bhupendra Kainthola
Animator: n/a
DOP: Sikher pal
Sound: Dhrubaraj Boro
Editor: Dhanesh Gopal
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
The film tells about a dance form called Kambad, practiced by the Thakkar tribe in and around Maharashtra. This dance is not just a form of entertainment but a daily routine for the people. Because of globalization and its effects, In the Adivasi village of uddawane, the dance form's existence is facing a threat from many such factors. Catching up with the modern times means dying a slow death for the dance form. We meet with the core members of the dance troop to know about the origins, the meaning, and the relevance of kambad in their daily life in these times.
Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) India 10
41-45 SILVER FIREFLIES
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Details:

Length: 28'
Screenwriter: Thales Pessoa
Director: Thales Pessoa
Producer: Thales Pessoa
Animator: n/a
DOP: Julia Cohen, Thales Pessoa
Sound: Daniel Nec, Herison Pedro
Editor: Thales Pessoa, Daniel Nec
Production Designer : Thales Pessoa
Synopsis:
Facing the possibility of a government change in the argentinian elections of 2019, Adrián, a fisherman who lives by the riverside of “Río de la plata”, increases his hope on retaking a more dignified life.
Universidad de Buenos Aires / Diseño de Imagen y Sonido FADU (UBA) Argentina 10
46-48 HOME
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Details:

Length: 27'
Screenwriter: Smadar Epstein Plagi, Nir Dvorchin
Director: Smadar Epstein Plagi
Producer: Smadar Epstein Plagi
Animator: n/a
DOP: Smadar Epstein Plagi, Vardit Goldner, ANONIMUS
Sound: Ilan Admon
Editor: Nir Dvorchin
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
Two women are cleaning up the neglected apartment of one of them who lives there with her 12 cats. The condition of the home is the result of years of neglect. One's desire to help the other's inability to cope with her own neglect creates a Sisyphean process whereby as the dirt clears a new consciousness seeps in.
School of Audio & Visual Arts, Sapir College Israel 9
46-48 I THINK IT’S ENOUGH, ISN’T IT?
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Details:

Length: 4'
Screenwriter: Emily Shir Segal
Director: Emily Shir Segal
Producer: Emily Shir Segal
Animator: n/a
DOP: Segal Family Archive
Sound: Nati Taub
Editor: Emily Shir Segal
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
Reconstructing one last encounter with Dad.
The Steve Tisch School of Film and Television (TAU) Israel 9
46-48 MASTER OF THE POND
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Details:

Length: 30'
Screenwriter: Sofia Kulakova
Director: Sofia Kulakova
Producer: Sofia Kulakova
Animator: n/a
DOP: Sofia Kulakova
Sound: Egor Lis
Editor: n/a
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
Alexander Viktorovich lives in the Oryol region on the banks of a pond. He raises fish and every day fishermen come to him - to relax and go fishing. He lives in absolute solitude and is often ill, especially the difficult situation with his lungs. What keeps the hero on the pond and moves him away from his relatives?
St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television (SPUFT) Russia 9
49-51 BABY BOY
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Details:

Length: 25'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Jessica Heng
Producer: Bambby Cheuk, Toby Wu
Animator: Mok Yuin Peng, Javon Chan
DOP: Chua Zong Xuan
Sound: Josh O' Hara
Editor: Jessica Heng, Chua Zong Xuan
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
Baby Boy is a documentary short about Zaki, a 17 year old ex-gang member. Zaki’s passion for boxing and return to education bears much promise, yet is disrupted by the splintering of his familial unit. His coming of age is distinctly marked by the crucible of impending fatherhood.
Nanyang Technological University Singapore 8
49-51 LIMINAL
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Details:

Length: 24'
Screenwriter: Tiffani Joy
Director: Tiffani Joy
Producer: Tiffani Joy
Animator: n/a
DOP: Tiffani Joy
Sound: Gabrielle Landers
Editor: Ruann Oosthuizen
Production Designer : Bronwyn Ireland
Synopsis:
Liminal explores the way in which mixed race individuals challenge society’s notion of race as they cannot be easily placed into any pre-existing racial categories. Given how the concept of race continues to be categorized within South Africa.
South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance (AFDA) South Africa 8
49-51 THE GALLERY THAT DESTROYS ALL SHAME
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Details:

Length: 11'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Aurora Brachman, Jessie Zinn
Producer: Aurora Brachman, Jessie Zinn
Animator: n/a
DOP: Aurora Brachman, Jessie Zinn
Sound: Aurora Brachman, Jessie Zinn
Editor: Aurora Brachman, Jessie Zinn
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
One evening in L.A., a group of women gather to learn how to take back the speculum.
Stanford University United States 8
52-55 (1÷6)×6=1
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Details:

Length: 16'
Screenwriter: Tsang Fuk Ching Katie
Director: Tsang Fuk Ching Katie
Producer: Tsang Fuk Ching Katie
Animator: n/a
DOP: Wong Wai Hung Eric
Sound: Cheung Ka Fai
Editor: Wong Wai Hung Eric
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
Ruby was suffering from domestic violence from nine years old. Her six alters help her to overcome these suffer and pain. However, they bring her a lot of living trouble. She tried to resist. She thinks they were bothering her daily life. In this documentary, we are going to discover how they get along peacefully.
Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts / School of Film and Television (HKAPA) Hong Kong 7
52-55 AND I, AND I
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Details:

Length: 27'
Screenwriter: Lam Yan Yue
Director: Lam Yan Yue
Producer: Lam Yan Yue
Animator: n/a
DOP: Lam Yan Yue
Sound: Lam Yan Yue
Editor: Lam Yan Yue
Production Designer : Lam Yan Yue, keichow (title design)
Synopsis:
Judy, a single mother and Peter, her intellectually disabled son have been through 45 years with each other. As minorities, lives were half spent with forgotten dreams and helpless love. Yet, they found a temporary exit through music. This film tried to document their days and stories.
Academy of Film / Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) Hong Kong 7
52-55 INTRE MONTES
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Details:

Length: 23'
Screenwriter: Antonio Valerio Frascella
Director: Antonio Valerio Frascella
Producer: Domenico Lucchini, Paolo Carboni
Animator: n/a
DOP: Dino Hodic
Sound: Alice Pischetola, Massimo Mariani
Editor: Marta Morotti
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
Annino Mele, one of the best known figures of contemporary Sardinian banditry, has spent more than thirty years of his life in prison. The newly-acquired freedom is a world of ruins, where time has irreversibly eroded everything. Imprisonment can reduce people to “heaps of insignificant flesh”. Fears have the shape of a ghost looming from the past to warn Annino, who in spite of everything must go forward with tenacity to find his place in life.
Academy of Audiovisual Sciences (CISA) Switzerland 7
52-55 VOICE OF THE SEA
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Details:

Length: 15'
Screenwriter: Kashyap Kulkarni
Director: Kashyap Kulkarni
Producer: Annapurna College of Film and Media
Animator: n/a
DOP: Charan Reddy Dudipala
Sound: Vandana Ramakrishna
Editor: Gautam Pappu
Production Designer : Sriram K
Synopsis:
This documentary follows the work of a community radio named Kadal Osai, the only initiative for fishermen in India, located in the small island of Pamban, near Rameshvaram, India. It's main objective is to educate the local community about climate change and how the Ocean behaves due to these changes.
Annapurna College of Film and Media India 7
56-59 AWAY TO ME
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Details:

Length: 18'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Olivia Ay, Dylan Bruce
Producer: Livan Garcia
Animator: n/a
DOP: Dylan Bruce
Sound: Billy Morley
Editor: Billy Morley
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
An elderly hill farmer, Patrick, is approaching a time in his life where he can no longer carry out the physical duties of maintaining a farm in the way he once could. This documentary explores the difficult relationship between age and purpose when it comes to working in the Brecon Beacons.
Westminster Film School / University of Westminster (WFS) United Kingdom 6
56-59 EXCLUSION ZONE
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Length: 13'
Screenwriter: Julia Rytik
Director: Julia Rytik
Producer: Arthur Miller
Animator: n/a
DOP: Julia Rytik
Sound: Ivan Apilat
Editor: Julia Rytik
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
The film is about how and under what conditions the inhabitants of the territories that have experienced the consequences of the Chernobyl disaster live at present; what they hide and what they have never previously dared to speak aloud.
GITR FILM & TELEVISION SCHOOL Russia 6
56-59 MOM HAS TO LIVE
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Details:

Length: 17'
Screenwriter: Co Hoa
Director: Trinh Cong Son
Producer: Trinh Cong Son
Animator: n/a
DOP: Trinh Cong Son
Sound: n/a
Editor: Trinh Cong Son
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
About mother Nguyen Thi Gam, In Thanh Hoa, Vietnam, who Is trying to llva to take care other children.
Hanoi Academy of Theatre and Cinema Vietnam 6
56-59 SECOND SUN
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Details:

Length: 24'
Screenwriter: Jay Strojnowski
Director: Jay Strojnowski
Producer: Jay Strojnowski
Animator: n/a
DOP: Nick Tucker
Sound: Ott House Audio
Editor: Jay Strojnowski
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
An immersive meditation featuring the earth, sky and water as subjects filmed entirely with infrared light and color.
American University United States 6
60-65 34 KULELI
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Details:

Length: 27'
Screenwriter: Yaren Temurlenk
Director: Yaren Temurlenk
Producer: Sevinc Thunold
Animator: Ahmad Saif Duman
DOP: Ahmad Saif Duman
Sound: Ahmad Saif Duman
Editor: Yaren Temurlenk
Production Designer : Sevinc Thunold
Synopsis:
Peace among people who commune with nature in Kuleli Emek Neighborhood, their commitment to the soil, their hope about life style they live at all time, their life they established through nature which shows that by raising awareness of the youth and next generation about this path, effort can overcome anything with a mirror for them.
Istanbul Kultur University (IKU) Turkey 5
60-65 A FILM THAT WASN`T DONE
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Details:

Length: 18'
Screenwriter: Giovanni D'Onofrio
Director: Giovanni D'Onofrio
Producer: ENSAV, Giovanni D'Onofrio
Animator: n/a
DOP: Giovanni D'Onofrio
Sound: Giovanni D'Onofrio
Editor: Giovanni D'Onofrio
Production Designer : Giovanni D'Onofrio
Synopsis:
A small documentary about the geography of a lost film.
ENSAV France 5
60-65 AFTERTASTE
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Details:

Length: 11'
Screenwriter: Camila Souto
Director: Camila Souto
Producer: Camila Souto
Animator: n/a
DOP: Camila Souto
Sound: n/a
Editor: Camila Souto
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
A self inducted journey tough memory and family files, of a separation, and a reunion.
Film School of Uruguay (ECU) Uruguay 5
60-65 ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM
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Details:

Length: 20'
Screenwriter: Hariz Zulkifli
Director: Hariz Zulkifli
Producer: Chia Choong Kai
Animator: n/a
DOP: Kayson Lau
Sound: Chia Choong Kai, Craig Woo
Editor: Jordan Lee
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
Two years following the death of his father, a young elephant caretaker, Are Riengngen, is forced to care for the elephant that killed him whilst caring for his own family and inherited elephant, Pong. Ekasit, the elephant that killed his father, was known to be undergoing the process of musth, a psychological phenomenon which causes an elephant's rage at a certain age. This documentary depicts the young caretaker's life with his two elephants as his mother recounts the incident that led to his father's death and the danger that looms over a family who's elephants are important to their livelihood.
Puttnam School of Film & Animation / LASALLE College of the Arts (LCA) Singapore 5
60-65 THE FAR OTHER
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Details:

Length: 16'
Screenwriter: Dor Koren
Director: Dor Koren
Producer: Dor Koren
Animator: n/a
DOP: Dor Koren
Sound: Royalty free music by Aakash Gandhi, sound editing by Dor Koren
Editor: Dor Koren
Production Designer : Dor Koren
Synopsis:
Sea turtle hatchling make their way towards the ocean. Oil spills, plastic pollution and rising temperatures all threaten their extinction, yet this is all far away from here and happening to a species most of us know little about. What empathy have we towards this far other?
Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TUNI), Degree Programme in Media Finland 5
60-65 VOICES
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Details:

Length: 16'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Selma Pena
Producer: Komal Ashfaq
Animator: n/a
DOP: CT Chen
Sound: Creighton Yanchar
Editor: Selma Pena
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
Three young and inspired female artists tell their stories. As they share their passion for their respective media, an unexpected occurrence shifts the conversation to modern social issues. The perspectives we hear through the voices of these artists are, at the same time, frustratingly relatable, determined, and hopeful.
School of Film and Animation, College of Art and Design, Rochester Institute of Technology United States 5
66-70 DAYS OF PEACE
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Details:

Length: 15'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Yehor Vozniuk
Producer: Yehor Vozniuk
Animator: n/a
DOP: Paul Villenave
Sound: n/a
Editor: Dylan Posgate
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
After coming back from the war in Eastern Ukraine, a group of Ukrainian veterans with different backgrounds and experiences turn to an art rehabilitation program as a way of reconnecting with their community and their own inner selves.
York University Department of Film - Fine Arts Canada 4
66-70 DIGGIN UP MY ROOTS
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Details:

Length: 17'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Aviya (yaya) Kalifa Sasson
Producer: Aviya (yaya) Kalifa Sasson
Animator: n/a
DOP: Aviya (yaya) Kalifa Sasson
Sound: Mitch Clynmann
Editor: Nahar Cohen
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
Throughout quarantine and During the COVID-19 Pandemic the director documents her relationship with her father, a colorful and slightly controversial man. Throw the lens she tries to observe him in order to re-learn their connection. The movie is filled with moments of clashes and laughter.
Ma'aleh School of Film, Television and the Arts (MAALE) Israel 4
66-70 MOTHER MARTE
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Details:

Length: 12'
Screenwriter: Dorina Toçi
Director: Dorina Toçi
Producer: Eol Çashku
Animator: n/a
DOP: Fatjon Shusha
Sound: n/a
Editor: Fatjon Shusha
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
In a village in Albania lives a 90-year-old mother. She prays every day for the children grandchildren living abroad for their happiness; In her old chest she has prepared the dress embroidered with her hands for the day of her death.
Academy of Film and Multimedia Marubi (AFMM) Albania 4
66-70 SHOWMAN
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Details:

Length: 10'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Armin Korsos
Producer: Armin Korsos
Animator: n/a
DOP: Armin Korsos
Sound: William Pritts
Editor: William Pritts
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
Showman is a short documentary film featuring Justin, a quadrepilegic man living with cerebral palsy. Justin reveals his passion for wrestling and how it goes beyond his aspirations to be on stage one day. His ultimate dream is to achieve things that are truly extraordinary, inside and outside the ring.
Columbia College Chicago (CCC) United States 4
66-70 WELCOME TO THE LANES
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Details:

Length: 9'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Briana Smith
Producer: Briana Smith, Adam Denis
Animator: n/a
DOP: Briana Smith
Sound: Briana Smith
Editor: Adam Denis, Briana Smith
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
In a once small but now gentrified and touristic town in Hawai'i, a woman named Rosemarie runs a program for special needs young adults at the only bowling alley in the area: Pali Lanes.
University of Hawai‘i Mānoa, Academy for Creative Media United States 4
71-73 CARMONA
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Details:

Length: 10'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Juan Manuel Solano
Producer: Juan Manuel Solano
Animator: n/a
DOP: María José Freer
Sound: María Paz Quintana
Editor: Juan Manuel Solano
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
A traditional fisherman and diver describes his life in relation to the sea just as he retires after forty years of clandestinely diving in the Pacific Ocean. He pauses and reflects on his dreams and his way of life. This documentary adresses universal themes: dedication, fear, love and uncertanity.
School of Image - Veritas University Costa Rica 3
71-73 MOM!
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Details:

Length: 17'
Screenwriter: Vahe Mikayelyan
Director: Vahe Mikayelyan
Producer: Vahe Mikayelyan
Animator: n/a
DOP: Artem Strunkin
Sound: Evgeny Goryanov
Editor: n/a
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
In a small Armenian village, under the rays of the red sun, a woman lives. She only lives for the sake of her son.
Russian State University of Сinematography n.a. S.Gerasimov VGIK Russia 3
71-73 THE ROPE WARRIOR
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Details:

Length: 13'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Andrew Bourne, Daniel Feldman
Producer: Andrew Bourne, Daniel Feldman
Animator: n/a
DOP: Connie O’Connor
Sound: Andrew Bourne, Daniel Feldman
Editor: Andrew Bourne, Daniel Feldman
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
Living in a cramped apartment on the beach, Jia longs for the affection of her immature mother, Kata. When Jia seeks Kata out at her favorite club, her mother’s sudden attention is as alluring as it is disorienting.
Florida State University / College of Motion Picture Arts (FSU) United States 3
74-79 CHRONICLE OF THE PEASANT POETS
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Details:

Length: 30'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Tian Yuqing
Producer: Yang Lin
Animator: n/a
DOP: Tian Yuqing
Sound: Wang Jiangcun
Editor: Tian Yuqing
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
In Qu Yuan’s hometown, namely Lepingli, members from the Sanlu Poetry Society write and recite poems to commemorate Qu Yuan, a patriotic poet, and inherit poetry culture. Currently, as the death of old president of the Society, the conflicts between organizers and members bring different challenges to the Society.
Beijing Film Academy (BFA) China 1
74-79 LAST SESSION
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Details:

Length: 19'
Screenwriter: Production Team
Director: Yaren Karadeniz, Irem Baysoy
Producer: Production Team
Animator: n/a
DOP: Adem Demirelli
Sound: Andaç Cavildak
Editor: Adem Demirelli, Sena Ertan
Production Designer : Production Team
Synopsis:
In İzmir, a small film theatre is struggling to stay afloat in the face of multiplex shopping-mall movie theaters with the help of its staff and audience. As the only business in the city that screens independent films, a single day in Karaca Theatre reveals how different this hall is from the others.
Yasar University Faculty of Communications Turkey 1
74-79 LOST
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Details:

Length: 20'
Screenwriter: Pan Wei-Chieh
Director: Pan Wei-Chieh
Producer: Pan Wei-Chieh
Animator: n/a
DOP: Chu Chia-Wei, Pan Wei-Chieh
Sound: Pan Wei-Chieh, Chu Chia-Wei
Editor: Pan Wei-Chieh
Production Designer : Chang Ming-Hsuan
Synopsis:
Through the confessions of these lost souls, should we, as fellow beings on the same earth, learn to embrace our worries and woes, or remain stranded in a hell of resentment?
National Taiwan University of Arts (NTUA) Taiwan 1
74-79 OUARDA
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Details:

Length: 12'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Thomas Lemoalle. Camille Déon, Vincent Escafre
Producer: ESEC
Animator: n/a
DOP: Jiwon Kim, Guillaume Crépinior
Sound: Wissem Mejri
Editor: Emile Benard
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
The life of Ouarda, a thanatopractitioner.
Ecole Supérieure d'études Cinématographiques (ESEC) France 1
74-79 PINK, WHITE & BLUE
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Details:

Length: 18'
Screenwriter: Ash Malone
Director: Ash Malone
Producer: Epiphany James, Ellie Emfinger, Erin Gallagher
Animator: n/a
DOP: Ian Price
Sound: Ash Malone
Editor: Ash Malone
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
After years of transitioning in front of a camera, Aydian Dowling discusses how allowing his transition to be visible via youtube has helped the trans community as a whole grow in pride and allyship.
University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) United States 1
74-79 VACANT SPACE
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Details:

Length: 30'
Screenwriter: Shmueli Cohen
Director: Shmueli Cohen
Producer: Omer Harel, Shmueli Cohen
Animator: n/a
DOP: n/a
Sound: Mitch Kleinman
Editor: Coraline Zorea
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
Due to the corona pandemic, a group of combat fighters gathers virtually for the annual Memorial Day meeting. The casual conversation through the screens takes an unexpected turn, as the group begins to recreate for the first time an incident in which their fellow unit member was killed.
Sam Spiegel Film and Television School Jerusalem (JSFS) Israel 1
80-87 BALANCING GRACE
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Details:

Length: 4'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Sam Sach
Producer: Sam Sach, Florence Xie, Yuanyu Zhong
Animator: n/a
DOP: Yuanyu Zhong
Sound: Florence Xie
Editor: Florence Xie
Production Designer : Yuanyu Zhong
Synopsis:
Ms. Danling is a prominent ballet teacher living in urban Beijing, hailing from a lesser known, rural province. She lives to make a life for her family in the city by maintaining a respectable reputation, while balancing pressures and expectations inherent in the risk of creating a new life.
Bournemouth University United Kingdom 0
80-87 CAR ANTENNA
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Details:

Length: 5'
Screenwriter: Adam Černich
Director: Adam Černich
Producer: Tomas Bata University in Zlín
Animator: n/a
DOP: Adam Černich
Sound: Adam Černich
Editor: Adam Černich
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
The car as a transport vehicle and also as a place for short- term survival. Film follows a younq woman who decided to spend the mandatory quarantine in the car. She thoughtlessly survives her loneliness in the society of random radio stations. However, information from the media begins to repeat itself gradually and then results in an incomprehensible noise.
Tomas Bata University in Zlín / Faculty of Multimedia Communications (TBU) Czech Republic 0
80-87 CONTINENT
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Details:

Length: 30'
Screenwriter: Jörg Daniel
Director: Jörg Daniel
Producer: Jörg Daniel
Animator: n/a
DOP: Jörg Daniel
Sound: n/a
Editor: Jörg Daniel
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
Between clouds, Google and parliament seats: along remote locations the camera measures a topography of the continent. A collage of Europe in search of an overview.
German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB) Germany 0
80-87 EAT MY JORTS
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Details:

Length: 14'
Screenwriter: Alexa Feeney
Director: Alexa Feeney
Producer: Alexa Feeney
Animator: n/a
DOP: Alexa Feeney, Christi Sessa, Sam Dinga, Gray Babbs, Reed
Sound: Alexa Feeney
Editor: Alexa Feeney
Production Designer : Alexa Feeney
Synopsis:
Eat My Jorts is a documentary exploring the intersections of queer aesthetics and DIY sensibilities through intimate conversations with three millennial queers, Sam, Christi, and Reed, as they talk about the ways denim plays a role in their lives.
Loyola Marymount University / School of Film and Television (LMU) United States 0
80-87 NOW I AM AN AXOLOTL
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Details:

Length: 11'
Screenwriter: Alejandra Medellín Equihua
Director: Alejandra Medellín Equihua
Producer: Alejandra Medellín Equihua
Animator: n/a
DOP: Santiago Azuela
Sound: David Montero
Editor: Emilio de la Vega
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
The Xochimilcan Axolotl is an endemic species to Mexico City. It's currently critically endangered because of water pollution issues. Even though it's a tiny animal, it's extinction would affect us all. "Now I'm an Axolotl" tells the story of the demise of the Axolotl, repercussions and possible solutions.
Universidad Iberoamericana Mexico City (IBERO) Mexico 0
80-87 SATURNIIDAE
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Details:

Length: 29'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Matthieu Foucher
Producer: n/a
Animator: n/a
DOP: Matthieu Foucher
Sound: n/a
Editor: Rodolphe Risse
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
Emmanuel is living his dream: to open a club for himself and all of those that resemble him. A space where moths and butterflies could take the stage and invent their own culture, do anything their imagination tells them. A club of one's own: l'Oeil, where flirting, the cabaret shows and the endless parties are mixed to politics and the demands of a nightclub. How to achieve balance between queer revolutionary ideals and economic viability in the gentrified neighborhood of Sainte-Anne, Paris?
Ateliers Varan France 0
80-87 THE NEST
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Details:

Length: 29'
Screenwriter: Boyka Stefanova, Marina Tsoneva
Director: Boyka Stefanova
Producer: Prof.Dr. Stanislav Semerdjiev
Animator: n/a
DOP: Vladimir Trifonov
Sound: Stanimir Ivanov
Editor: Teodora Gurbova
Production Designer : Andrea Kartunova
Synopsis:
Oksana and Michele are foreigners who meet in Bulgaria and start up a big project- rescuing donkeys and giving them a chance for a happier new life. This may seem like a dream come true, but for Lora- Oksana's daughter, this life isn't quite what she needs.
National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts (NATFA) Bulgaria 0
80-87 WEDNESDAY
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Details:

Length: 15'
Screenwriter: Clara Henriques,Erick Cindra, Luiza França
Director: Clara Henriques, Luiza França
Producer: Francisco Teicher
Animator: n/a
DOP: Diego Filgueiras
Sound: Eduardo Quental
Editor: Victor Ribeiro,Clara Henriques, Luiza França
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
Wednesday at Rio de Janeiro is different from other days of the week because of the soccer game at night. The film shows the routine of some daily workers through the schedule of “Bafo da Onça” radio station.But,as everything isn’t about soccer, some people choose to dance to “tacky music”( Brazilian northeast typical music) at Saint Christopher market, at the end of work day.
PUC-Rio Department of Social Communication - Cinema Brazil 0


Animation

Place Title School Country Points
1 I’M HERE
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Details:

Length: 15'
Screenwriter: Julia Orlik
Director: Julia Orlik
Producer: Agata Golanska
Animation: Julia Orlik
DOP: Julia Orlik
Sound: Bogdan Klat
Editor: Aleksandra Rosset
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
An elderly man is looking after his paralyzed wife. Despite his old age and health problems he's doing his best to relieve her suffering, which is getting worse day by day. His daughter helps him, trying to balance care with her work in the hospital and family life.
Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School in Lodz (PWSFTViT) Poland 101
2 O BLACK HOLE!
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Details:

Length: 16'
Screenwriter: Renee Zhan, Vanessa Rose
Director: Renee Zhan
Producer: Jesse Romain
Animation: Renee Zhan
DOP: Adam Singodia
Sound: Ed Rousseau
Editor: Armiliah Aripin
Production Designer : Richard Henley
Synopsis:
A woman who can't stand the passing of time turns herself into a black hole. A thousand unchanging years pass inside her warm and dark embrace until, finally, the Singularity awakens inside. An immovable woman meets an unstoppable girl in this musical quest to discover the meaning of transience and letting go.
National FIlm and Television School (NFTS) United Kingdom 92
3 LOVE IS JUST A DEATH AWAY
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Details:

Length: 11'
Screenwriter: Bára Anna Stejskalová
Director: Bára Anna Stejskalová
Producer: Ondřej Šejnoha – Studio FAMU, Bionaut
Animation: Bára Anna Stejskalová
DOP: Václav Tlapák
Sound: Miroslav Chaloupka
Editor: llona Malá
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
A short film about parasite, living in a dog's corpse. In ugly world of landfill, he searches for a soulmate, but nobody can see through its shell. The desire for friendship brings him to the edge of death. Only love can give him wings.
Film and Television School / Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU) Czech Republic 86
4 THE THORN BIRDS
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Details:

Length: 9'
Screenwriter: Fang Qiannan, Pan Yingying, Zhang Jingxiong
Director: Fang Qiannan, Pan Yingying, Zhang Jingxiong, Guo Zifeng, Shan Haozhe
Producer: Fang Qiannan
Animation: n/a
DOP: Guo Zifeng
Sound: Yuan Dimeng
Editor: Fang Qiannan
Production Designer : Fang Qiannan
Synopsis:
According to a Legend, there is a kind of bird that sings only once in its life.It spends its whole life searching for a thorn tree to complete the great song.
Communication University of Zhejiang (CUZ) China 62
5-6 EN RANG PAR DEUX (MEETING ALIOU & AFIF)
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Details:

Length: 7'
Screenwriter: Margherita Giusti
Director: Ellsabetta Bosco, Margherita Giusti, Viola Mancini
Producer: Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia
Animation: Elisabetta Bosco, Margherita Giusti, Viola Mancini
DOP: n/a
Sound: Vito Martinelli
Editor: Margherita Giusti
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
The idea for the film comes from the encounter with two African boys who live in Rome, and is based on their music. In this film: midway between an interview and a music video, Tunisian Afif and Senegalese Aliou tell their different stories, talk about friendship, immigration, freedom and, above all. about the fundamental value of making music together.
Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia (CSC) Italy 51
5-6 LEAF
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Details:

Length: 6'
Screenwriter: Aliona Baranova
Director: Aliona Baranova
Producer: Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Lukáš Gregor
Animation: Aliona Baranova
DOP: n/a
Sound: Jiří Gráf
Editor: Jan Saska
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
Huge sailor gets an autumn leaf from a small qirl. It reminds him of his home. How long he hasn't been there? He runs to meet his old parents. What will he find there?
Tomas Bata University in Zlín / Faculty of Multimedia Communications (TBU) Czech Republic 51
7 MEMORIES FOR SALE
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Details:

Length: 5'
Screenwriter: Manuel López
Director: Manuel López
Producer: Manuel López
Animation: Manuel López, Daniel Víquez, Tin Brian Nguyen
DOP: Manuel López
Sound: Florian Calmer
Editor: Manuel López
Production Designer : Manuel López
Synopsis:
After his alcoholic father's death, a young man decides to sell the last memory of him - his taxi.
School of Image - Veritas University Costa Rica 42
8-9 I AM A FISH
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Details:

Length: 5'
Screenwriter: Daria Melnikova
Director: Daria Melnikova
Producer: Daria Melnikova
Animation: Daria Melnikova
DOP: n/a
Sound: Aleksandr Vanukov
Editor: n/a
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
The girl lives in an apartment with a creepy monster who constantly violates her personal boundaries and pesters her with her care. The patience of the main character runs out, and she decides to escape from the house.
St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television (SPUFT) Russia 37
8-9 SORRY, I DON’T UNDERSTAND
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Details:

Length: 6'
Screenwriter: Natalie Feoktistova
Director: Natalie Feoktistova
Producer: Natalie Feoktistova, LUCA SCHOOL OF ARTS
Animation: Natalie Feoktistova
DOP: n/a
Sound: Ilya Pevtsov
Editor: Natalie Feoktistova
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
A careless foreign student, without knowledge of the local language, arrives to a new country and tries to reach the school. Through a series of funny situations, her ignorance will help her to make the wrong choices for the rest of her life.
LUCA School of Arts (LUCA) Belgium 37
10-11 THE LIGHTHOUSE MAN
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Details:

Length: 5'
Screenwriter: Matt Walton
Director: Matt Walton
Producer: Matt Walton
Animation: Matt Walton
DOP: Matt Walton
Sound: Matt Walton
Editor: Matt Walton
Production Designer : Matt Walton
Synopsis:
Utilizing his size to help the citizens of this small fishing town is The Lighthouse Man's pride and joy. However, when the town develops beyond the giant's analogue ways and space gets tighter due to increased boat traffic and infrastructure, the giant feels he has become more hinderance than help.
Sheridan College Canada 31
10-11 UNDER PRESSURE
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Details:

Length: 6'
Screenwriter: Vasil Bogdanov
Director: Vasil Bogdanov
Producer: Prof.Dr. Stanislav Semerdjiev
Animation: Vasil Bogdanov
DOP: Vasil Bogdanov
Sound: Galo Ortiz and The Bratislava Symphony Orchestra, directed by David Hernando Rico
Editor: Vasil Bogdanov
Production Designer : Vasil Bogdanov
Synopsis:
In the film we see a man trying to get to his home from work as fast as possible because he has left the tap water running. Through out the way there he starts a domino effect leading to the whole town getting flooded.
National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts (NATFA) Bulgaria 31
12 STRANGE OCCURENCES BUKIT BUABU
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Details:

Length: 8'
Screenwriter: Wong Shi Teng, Hanna Lee, Yeo Jia Min Gloria
Director: Wong Shi Teng
Producer: Wong Shi Teng
Animation: Wong Shi Teng, Yeo Jia Min Gloria
DOP: Yeo Jia Min Gloria
Sound: Hanna Lee
Editor: Hanna Lee
Production Designer : Wong Shi Teng, Hanna Lee, Yeo Jia Min Gloria
Synopsis:
Strange Occurrences: Bukit Bulabu is a fictional ghost documentary done in stop motion. The story takes place in Singapore and involves a Singaporean influencer, a German Professor and a Singaporean Auntie who is a “superstitions expert”. With the interviewees recounting their haunted experience an underlying family history between the three characters unfolds.
Nanyang Technological University Singapore 27
13 REDUCTION
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Details:

Length: 11'
Screenwriter: Réka Anna Szakály
Director: Réka Anna Szakály
Producer: József Fülöp
Animation: Szandra Farkas, Júlia Gacs, Panni Gyulai, Tina Orosz, Zoltán Reindl, Ildi Szabó, Réka Anna Szakály, Balázs Szentesi, Bettina Szremkó, Anna Szöllősi, Anna Tímár
DOP: Réka Anna Szakály
Sound: Chris Allen Todd
Editor: Vanda Gorácz
Production Designer : Réka Anna Szakály
Synopsis:
Two girls live together along the post-apocalyptic coast, both sharing the same goal of reaching the other side in hopes of a better life. However, when a mysterious character enters the life of one, a chain of irreversible events begins. Relationships fall apart along with the very world around them.
Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest Hungary 21
14 DISCONNECT
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Details:

Length: 4'
Screenwriter: Fee de Koeijer
Director: Gregory Samson
Producer: Jelle Beuger, Rumi Kaul
Animation: Bats Bronsveld, Nils Johannesson
DOP: Yorrick van der Gugten
Sound: Thomas Machtel
Editor: Pepijn Ahsmann
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
The relationship between Anja and David is failing, as some relationships can do. But when are you should fix a broken relationship or try to let go. Anja can't accept the fact that her relationship with David is ending, and David doesn't end it either. Anja has to let go of David.
Netherlands Film Academy (NFA) Netherlands 19
15-16 ON THE HILL
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Details:

Length: 9'
Screenwriter: Lukáš Ďurica, Juraj Mäsiar
Director: Lukáš Ďurica, Juraj Mäsiar
Producer: FTF VŠMU
Animation: Lukáš Ďurica, Juraj Mäsiar
DOP: n/a
Sound: Lukáš Ďurica, Juraj Mäsiar
Editor: Lukáš Ďurica, Juraj Mäsiar
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
One evening, a robot living alone in the woods finds a fallen star from the sky on a hill behind his house. He will like the star, so he decides to keep it. Over time, he discovers that the star is missing in the sky and gradually goes out on earth. So he decides to return the star to the sky again, which will not be so easy.
Academy of Performing Arts / Film and Television Faculty (VSMU) Slovakia 18
15-16 ONCE UPON A HEAD
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Details:

Length: 8'
Screenwriter: ANuodi, ChenYiran, ChenJiawei, YangRuihan, JiXiangyu, Zhang Chuhan
Director: A Nuodi
Producer: Chen Yiran
Animation: Chen Jiawei, Anuodi, Chenyiran, NiXinyue
DOP: Yang Ruihan
Sound: YangYiran, Li Congying
Editor: A Nuodi, Chen Jiawei
Production Designer : Yang Ruihan
Synopsis:
The grandfather decides to go to barber shop in order to get a new haircut for next day’s chorus after picking Dong Dong from school. However, Dong Dong cannot stay still and wants to escape to have some fun while grandfather prevents him from getting out.Finally,Unexpected result happened.
Beijing Film Academy (BFA) China 18
17 WOULD YOU PLEASE?
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Details:

Length: 5'
Screenwriter: Ada Güvenir
Director: Ada Güvenir
Producer: Ada Güvenir
Animation: Ada Güvenir
DOP: n/a
Sound: Arne Nuyts
Editor: Ada Güvenir
Production Designer : Ada Güvenir
Synopsis:
A modern day love story, at the right time but in the wrong place.
Royal Academy of Fine Arts / University College Ghent (KASK) Belgium 17
18-19 SIMULACRA
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Details:

Length: 6'
Screenwriter: Sicong Curry Tian
Director: Sicong Curry Tian
Producer: Jumai Yusuf , Alexa Velasquez
Animation: Sicong Curry Tian
DOP: Hark Xu
Sound: Dragon Wu CCHH
Editor: Sicong Curry Tian, Lai Jiang
Production Designer : Menqing Yuan
Synopsis:
An elderly Buddhist woman recalls a ritual from her past, undertaking a journey of duality expressed through her many identities.
University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts (USC) United States 16
18-19 TALES OF THE OUTBACK
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Details:

Length: 13'
Screenwriter: Lauri Ketonen, Konsta Verta
Director: Lauri Ketonen, Konsta Verta
Producer: Lauri Ketonen, Konsta Verta
Animation: Lauri Ketonen, Lotta Taarasti, Heidi Sormunen, Helka Saariniemi, Anne Karine, Lyydia Mäkipää
DOP: Lauri Ketonen, Konsta Verta
Sound: Konsta Verta
Editor: Jasmiina Hmäläinen
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
Three mystical characters gather in misty mountain cabin, where they start to tell stories to each other. Folktales takes viewers to Finnish landscapes where mysterious and strange incidents have occurred over time. After three stories the mist has passed and three characters leave the cabin.
Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture / ELO Film School Helsinki Finland 16
20 APOCALYPSE AIRLINES
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Details:

Length: 3'
Screenwriter: Camille Tricaud, Franziska Unger
Director: Camille Tricaud, Franziska Unger
Producer: Hanna Bohnenberg, Claudia Schnupp
Animation: Franziska Unger
DOP: Lilli Pongratz
Sound: Music arrangement: Lovemen, Manfred Mildenberger
Editor: Camille Tricaud, Franziska Unger
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
APOCALYPSE AIRLINES is a fake commercial for a fictive airline that confronts us with our own contradictions: Everyone wants to travel, discover the world, be free, consume, although we all know the environmental consequences of air travel. Are we ready to make compromises in order to live with full responsibility?
University of Television and Film Munich (HFF) Germany 14
21-23 BETWEEN US
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Details:

Length: 5'
Screenwriter: Niancao Yang, Lite Zhu
Director: Niancao Yang
Producer: Niancao Yang
Animation: Niancao Yang
DOP: n/a
Sound: Tim Steemson
Editor: Niancao Yang
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
Chinese New Year’s Eve, in a car – a father and his child want to confide in each other, but they are under pressure from tradition. As the child talks, the father decides for the first time to summon up the courage to ask whether they are transgender.
London College of Communication United Kingdom 13
21-23 THE KING OF HEARTS
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Details:

Length: 5'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: n/a
Producer: n/a
Animation: Kimmie King
DOP: n/a
Sound: Aneli Campos
Editor: n/a
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
A game of poker leads to a murder.
School of Film and Animation, College of Art and Design, Rochester Institute of Technology United States 13
21-23 THE RED PAD OF COURAGE
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Details:

Length: 4'
Screenwriter: Chelsea Low
Director: Chelsea Low
Producer: Chelsea Low
Animation: Chelsea Low
DOP: n/a
Sound: n/a
Editor: n/a
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
When Sam, a young school-girl, receives a visit from a blood-thirsty monster, all hell breaks loose. Unable to escape the vile beast, Sam joins forces with a bad-ass female warrior. Together, they must get down to lady-business and defeat the bloody thing.
Florida State University / College of Motion Picture Arts (FSU) United States 13
24-25 TENANT
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Details:

Length: 6'
Screenwriter: Sarah Benson
Director: Sarah Benson
Producer: Sarah Benson
Animation: Sarah Benson, Holly Hamill, Rory Martin, Ruth Harbison, Eamonn O’Neill, Owen Peurois, Eimear Young
DOP: n/a
Sound: Faith Nico
Editor: Sarah Benson
Production Designer : Sarah Benson
Synopsis:
A girl moves into apartment and becomes consumed with curiosity for her reclusive, strange flatmate.
National Film School / Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) Ireland 12
24-25 THEM PEOPLE
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Details:

Length: 6'
Screenwriter: Nausheen Javed
Director: Nausheen Javed
Producer: Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln
Animation: Nausheen Javed, Rajesh Thakare
DOP: n/a
Sound: Troy Vasanth
Editor: Nausheen Javed
Production Designer : Nausheen Javed
Synopsis:
A small child raised to conform to the expectations of society, is unable to differentiate between love, hate and fear. 'Them people' is a short animation film, inspired by a self-composed poem that speaks about the growing intolerance towards "the other", and the obsession to define one's own identity.
Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM) Germany 12
26-28 MEGHA
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Details:

Length: 11'
Screenwriter: Rishi Bhaumik
Director: Rishi Bhaumik
Producer: Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, India
Animation: Rishi Bhaumik
DOP: n/a
Sound: n/a
Editor: n/a
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
Growing up in a small town in Bengal, little Megha carries a secret that no one's prepared to hear - a horrifying secret that slowly distorts her sense of reality. A scar that lives on her mind forever.
Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI) India 10
26-28 MR SNAP
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Details:

Length: 5'
Screenwriter: Laila Schmidinger
Director: Laila Schmidinger
Producer: Anna Nolan
Animation: Amanda Palmer, Ash Mayers, Caitlin Carroll, Chantelle Syme, Christy Ho, Gemma Marshall, Genevieve Tree, Jak Bindon, Jay Cole, Josephine Stewart, Sally Stephens, Shah Nawaaz Khan Mohammad, Yiwei Song, Ziyang Zhang
DOP: n/a
Sound: Sarah Clearwater
Editor: n/a
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
Walter, a single father mouse nervously awaits a meeting with the feline head of Snap.co to deliver his latest blueprint designs.
Griffith Film School (GFS) Australia 10
26-28 SEXY SUSHI
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Details:

Length: 3'
Screenwriter: Calleen Koh Yee Lin
Director: Calleen Koh Yee Lin
Producer: Calleen Koh Yee Lin, Amanda Teo Fung Ling
Animation: Calleen Koh Yee Lin, Amanda Teo Fung Ling
DOP: n/a
Sound: Calleen Koh Yee Lin
Editor: Calleen Koh Yee Lin
Production Designer : Calleen Koh Yee Lin, Amanda Teo Fung Ling
Synopsis:
Life on a conveyor belt seems great for Sushi and his Topping friends. But as he begins to contemplate his existence, Sushi wonders if there's more to life than pimping himself out to savage consumers.
Puttnam School of Film & Animation / LASALLE College of the Arts (LCA) Singapore 10
29 A FILM NOT NAMED YET AND MIGHT NEVER BE.
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Details:

Length: 15'
Screenwriter: Lara Yazbeck
Director: Lara Yazbeck
Producer: Lara Yazbeck
Animation: Lara Yazbeck
DOP: n/a
Sound: Francois Yazbeck
Editor: Lara Yazbeck
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
A young woman suffers from depression. Isolated in her house, she spends her time, sitting, waiting for her deliverance. Gradually more and more amorphous, her body embraces the place without participating in it. Taking place in minimalist settings, it becomes the sanctuary of isolation and at the same time its own prison.
Institut d'études scéniques, audiovisuelles et cinématographiques (IESAV) Lebanon 9
30-32 CYCLING
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Details:

Length: 4'
Screenwriter: Victoria Cruell
Director: Victoria Cruell
Producer: Kayana Waller
Animation: Victoria Cruell
DOP: n/a
Sound: Maddison Whitfield
Editor: Victoria Cruell
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
A young woman recounts her difficulty in coping with painful inner emotions, through a series of memories in which her feelings are represented by different forms of water.
University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) United States 8
30-32 HAUNTED
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Details:

Length: 6'
Screenwriter: Federico Valle
Director: Tommaso Bottaro, Federico Valle
Producer: Civica Scuola di Cinema, Luchino Visconti (MCSC)
Animation: Tommaso Bottaro; CGI: Tommaso Bottaro, Federico Valle, Alessandro Grimaldi, Davide Nava
DOP: Alessandro Grimaldi, Federico Valle
Sound: Matteo Gobbi, Riccardo Parenza, Alessandro Nuvoli
Editor: Tommaso Bottaro, Federico Valle
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
In a haunted house, the ghost Gerald and his silent tenant, a self-propelled armor named Bob, they spend their quiet "nonlife", between chess games and ghost rants. One day their routine is interrupted by a young thug.
Milan City Film School Luchino Visconti (MCSC) Italy 8
30-32 TILL DEATH DO US PART
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Details:

Length: 6'
Screenwriter: Jef Byl
Director: Sofie Vermeir
Producer: RITCS – Brussels - Belgium
Animation: Sofie Vermeir
DOP: n/a
Sound: Floris Borghgraef
Editor: n/a
Production Designer : Sofie Vermeir
Synopsis:
Leon is a neurotic old man who lives with his wife's corpse. Every day he relives moments from their past together through photos from his diary. Until one day a lost diary page messes up his entire pattern.
Royal Institute for Theatre, Cinema and Sound (RITCS) Belgium 8
33-35 FUNERAL
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Details:

Length: 6'
Screenwriter: Yiu Wan Yin Anna
Director: Yiu Wan Yin Anna
Producer: Yiu Wan Yin Anna
Animation: Yiu Wan Yin Anna
DOP: Yiu Wan Yin Anna
Sound: Yiu Wan Yin Anna
Editor: Yiu Wan Yin Anna
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
In our life, we are afraid of death and want to catch the most important person or the best time of our life, however, we can't control that, but we need to face that bravely.
Academy of Film / Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) Hong Kong 7
33-35 I KNOCKED ON MY HOME'S DOOR
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Length: 15'
Screenwriter: Matthew Khoury
Director: Matthew Khoury
Producer: Matthew Khoury, Bezalel Academy Of Art and Design, Jerusalem ISRAEL
Animation: Matthew Khoury
DOP: Matthew Khoury
Sound: Hussein Arorui
Editor: Matthew Khoury
Production Designer : Matthew Khoury
Synopsis:
George, 11, struggling to figure out what is masculinity along with his body hair growth at an early age for his classmates, George begins a journey looking for ways to deal with his hairy body.
Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem (BAAD) Israel 7
33-35 THE PEACH SCARF
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Length: 4'
Screenwriter: Del Sego
Director: Del Sego
Producer: Del Sego
Animation: Del Sego
DOP: n/a
Sound: Brandon Guillot
Editor: n/a
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
While in the market, Daisy is distracted by a bird who has stolen a scarf from a stranger, Camille. She hops to action to help reclaim the scarf for Camille, but runs into trouble along the way. Undeterred, Daisy finds her own way to restore the peach scarf to Camille.
Columbia College Chicago (CCC) United States 7
36-38 BRACES
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Length: 4'
Screenwriter: Chikerlan Anastasiya
Director: Chikerlan Anastasiya
Producer: n/a
Animation: Anna Shvets, Olga Patniko, Anastasiya Chikerlan, Anna Leonchenko, Ksenia Zuikova, Maria Savenkova
DOP: n/a
Sound: Daria Badianova
Editor: Chikerlan Anastasiya
Production Designer : Chikerlan Anastasiya
Synopsis:
Dental story about happiness.
Russian State University of Сinematography n.a. S.Gerasimov VGIK Russia 6
36-38 CASE CLOSED
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Length: 5'
Screenwriter: Lucy Gatenby
Director: Lucy Gatenby
Producer: Rebecca Hardess
Animation: Tabby Caton-Rose
DOP: Aeisha Penwarden
Sound: Mitchell Thygessen, Rowan Mathews
Editor: n/a
Production Designer : Lucy Gatenby
Synopsis:
When an unexpected security feature derails her mission, a brash spy is forced to pursue a runaway villain in a chaotic chase through and on top of a commuter train. There’s nowhere to run and failure is not an option.
Falmouth University United Kingdom 6
36-38 FERGUS, BARTOK & POLLY
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Length: 8'
Screenwriter: Mathilde Rossi
Director: Mathilde Rossi
Producer: Mathilde Rossi
Animation: Mathilde Rossi
DOP: Mathilde Rossi
Sound: Victor Basier
Editor: Mathilde Rossi
Production Designer : Mathilde Rossi
Synopsis:
Fergus, Bartok & Polly don't know each other. They find themselves on death row, without a single memory of the past Three chairs are facing them, placed here by God himself. He plays a little game : find out what happened and why they are here in order to escape, or else...
ENSAV France 6
39-40 CHRISTMAS AT BROADMOOR
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Length: 3'
Screenwriter: Tilly-Fleur Hutchinson
Director: Tilly-Fleur Hutchinson
Producer: Tilly-Fleur Hutchinson
Animation: Tilly-Fleur Hutchinson. Daniel Barker
DOP: Tilly-Fleur Hutchinson
Sound: Tilly-Fleur Hutchinson
Editor: Tilly-Fleur Hutchinson
Production Designer : Tilly-Fleur Hutchinson
Synopsis:
John arrives at the infamous high-security psychiatric hospital, Broadmoor, to find he’s celebrating Christmas with a notorious gangster and a 13-time serial killer.
Northern Film School / Leeds Beckett University (NFS/LBU) United Kingdom 5
39-40 IDENTITY CRISIS
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Length: 6'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Natalie Nichols
Producer: n/a
Animation: Natalie Nichols
DOP: n/a
Sound: Colette Grob
Editor: n/a
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
A cyborg named Scott is looking for the perfect gift for a loved one, but not all is well in this futuristic city when he finds his own picture on a wanted poster.
Chapman University / Dodge College of Film and Media Arts United States 5
41-45 BAGGAGE
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Length: 6'
Screenwriter: Einat Keshet
Director: Einat Keshet
Producer: Einat Keshet
Animation: Einat Keshet
DOP: n/a
Sound: Daniel Shemer
Editor: Einat Keshet
Production Designer : Einat Keshet
Synopsis:
Reut is excited to join her father, Haim, in a family event abroad. Their interaction soon reveals he expects Reut to make an impression. However, Reut realizes she's very different from his expectations. Just before the event, Reut forms a connection with a unique hair-stylist, who helps Reut express herself.
School of Audio & Visual Arts, Sapir College Israel 4
41-45 CAVITY
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Length: 9'
Screenwriter: Brittany Reis
Director: Brittany Reis
Producer: Emma Morapedi
Animation: Brittany Reis
DOP: n/a
Sound: Timothy Drew
Editor: Luke Straughan
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
Cavity follows the journey of a little girl Brooklyn with a vivid imagination, who while brushing her teeth before school one morning is transported to a colourful, whimsical land where she follows a fairy but is faced with a challenge as a manipulative witch puts her in danger, forcing her to find a way to escape.
South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance (AFDA) South Africa 4
41-45 CRIMINAL MIMES
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Details:

Length: 7'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Harrison Klein
Producer: n/a
Animation: Harrison Klein
DOP: n/a
Sound: Grayson McKim
Editor: Harrison Klein
Production Designer : Harrison Klein
Synopsis:
Bruno, an amateur mime, is dragged along on an art museum heist by Elle, a criminal mime mastermind.
Loyola Marymount University / School of Film and Television (LMU) United States 4
41-45 LETHE
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Length: 3'
Screenwriter: Robin Pfister
Director: Robin Pfister
Producer: Robin Pfister
Animation: Robin Pfister
DOP: n/a
Sound: Jonas Jablonski
Editor: Robin Pfister
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
A confrontation with oblivion, familiar emotions and the strong pull of the unknown.
international film school cologne (ifs) Germany 4
41-45 MATCH POINT
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Length: 8'
Screenwriter: Nicolas Roldan, Evangelina Romero Belvedere, Micaela Tais Pereyra
Director: Nicolas Roldan
Producer: Evangelina Romero Belvedere
Animation: Nicolas Roldan, Javier Etcheverry
DOP: Gonzalo Villafañe
Sound: Nahuel Quimey Dragonetti
Editor: Nicolas Roldan
Production Designer : Evangelina Romero Belvedere
Synopsis:
Benn, a young tennis ball, starts to play the game when Durlot and Winston tell him the bad news: the end of the game signifies the end of their lives. Benn must learn to control his movements and take control of the game in order to save his life.
Universidad de Buenos Aires / Diseño de Imagen y Sonido FADU (UBA) Argentina 4
46-47 FOR THE THRONE
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Length: 1'
Screenwriter: Adam Wong
Director: Adam Wong
Producer: Adam Wong
Animation: Loise Sota, Beau Begent, Brae Hand-Howden
DOP: Adam Wong
Sound: Adam Wong, Geoffrey Perrin, Matthew Zagame, David Fesliyan
Editor: Adam Wong
Production Designer : Isabella Di Donato, Caleb Surman, Caleb Walters, Kelly Zheng
Synopsis:
On the planet Merriktum, an assembly of alien soldiers fill the halls of a grand throne room. A lone warrior arrives with a mysterious gift for her alien King. Little does she know, the gift has the power to wipe Merriktum clean.
Swinburne School of Film and Television (SSFT) Australia 3
46-47 SPINES
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Length: 4'
Screenwriter: Julia Conde
Director: Julia Conde
Producer: Universidad del Cine
Animation: Julia Conde
DOP: Joaquín Castro
Sound: Celeste Dubini
Editor: Juan Pomeranec, Nicolás Gutemberg
Production Designer : Pilar Fernandez, Mica Snitowski, Julia Conde
Synopsis:
A depressed cactus falls in love with a mystic rose. Frustrated when comparing her soft petals with his rough thorns, decides to pluck them to be at her level and try to get her attention.
Universidad del Cine (UCINE) Argentina 3
48-49 HELLO
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Length: 3'
Screenwriter: Mikko Aumala
Director: Mikko Aumala
Producer: Eija Saarinen
Animation: Mikko Aumala
DOP: Mikko Aumala
Sound: Mikko Tirri
Editor: Mikko Aumala
Production Designer : Mikko Aumala
Synopsis:
Three small people drinking mushroom-tea.
Turku University of Applied Sciences (TUAS) Arts Academy / Degree Programme in Film and Media Finland 2
48-49 THE RECIPE FOR HAPPINESS
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Length: 1'
Screenwriter: Eva Grete Huul
Director: Eva Grete Huul
Producer: Eva Grete Huul
Animation: Eva Grete Huul
DOP: n/a
Sound: n/a
Editor: Eva Grete Huul
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
There are several theories of what is the definition of happiness. Which one of them is the right ingredient of your personal receipe for happinesse, is for you to find out.
Baltic Film, Media and Arts School, Tallinn University Estonia 2
50-51 SCREAM FOR ICE
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Details:

Length: 4'
Screenwriter: Emir Aytemür
Director: Emir Aytemür
Producer: Emir Aytemür
Animation: Motionmatik
DOP: n/a
Sound: Burak Çambel
Editor: n/a
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
The sun shines, ice melts A polar bear on its own A child cries out ah! The haiku poem you read above is the core of the “Scream For Ice”. And the narrative form of “Scream For Ice” is based on the traditional Japanese art of poetry, Haiku.
Maltepe University Turkey 1
50-51 THE PĀKALĀ KIDS
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Length: 5'
Screenwriter: Gavin Arucan
Director: Gavin Arucan
Producer: Lisette Flanary, Gavin Arucan, Tiffany Ganti
Animation: Gavin Arucan, Jared Louis, Sophia Whalen
DOP: Gavin Arucan
Sound: Vicky Liu, Alexis Nelson
Editor: Gavin Arucan
Production Designer : Suky Zhao
Synopsis:
On the run from their home in the rustic, old plantation town of Pakala Village, two best friends, Lani and Dixie, embark on a journey up Waimea Canyon.
University of Hawai‘i Mānoa, Academy for Creative Media United States 1
52-55 MATERNAL AWAKENING
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Length: 5'
Screenwriter: Shiika Okada
Director: Shiika Okada
Producer: Mitsuko Okamoto
Animation: Shiika Okada
DOP: Shiika Okada
Sound: Kohei Iseki
Editor: Shiika Okada
Production Designer : Shiika Okada
Synopsis:
I was heading to junior high school one day when my maternal instincts suddenly kicked in. After being held hostage to those urges for a decade, I started to wonder if this feeling was really about motherliness. Virgin birth, genes, pregnancy... I journey through 10 years in search of the maternal.
Tokyo University of the Arts, Graduate School of Film and New Media Japan 0
52-55 PROVISIONAL
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Length: 5'
Screenwriter: Natalia Díaz Jiménez
Director: Natalia Díaz Jiménez
Producer: Natalia Díaz Jiménez
Animation: Natalia Díaz Jiménez
DOP: n/a
Sound: Alejandra Urbina, Juan Pablo Otálora
Editor: Natalia Díaz Jiménez
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
A curious creature discovers that it can create a whole world using very colorful orbs, however it realizes that sacrifices must be made to get the world it desires.
Escuela de Cine y Televisión / UNAL (ECYTV) Colombia 0
52-55 THE GUESTS
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Length: 5'
Screenwriter: Răzvan Aprozeanu
Director: Răzvan Aprozeanu
Producer: Răzvan Aprozeanu
Animation: Răzvan Aprozeanu
DOP: n/a
Sound: Ilinca Mirosanu, Daniel Rizea
Editor: Răzvan Aprozeanu
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
One afternoon in the summer of 2019, a fourteen years old teenager named Eduard is playing on the video game console when he is interrupted by the doorbell of the apartment. He receives a watch by courier. Following activation, the boy's body and mind are divided into two creatures: a human fox with human features and a monster. In turn, the real world changes into a parralel, dark and degraded world. Everything culminates with a knock and the opening of the door of the room, revealing a tunnel to the depths of this new gloomy world. Or maybe it's not new at all...
National University of Theatre and Film (UNATC) Romania 0
52-55 VARIATIONS
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Length: 8'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Benjamin Sagar
Producer: Benjamin Sagar
Animation: Benjamin Sagar
DOP: Benjamin Sagar
Sound: Matthew Sagar
Editor: Benjamin Sagar
Production Designer : n/a
Synopsis:
A dialogue between the real and the virtual, Variations explores the developing ways in which we interact with the world around us.
York University Department of Film - Fine Arts Canada 0
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